What constitutes a creative person? Different cultures have different perspectives on what it means to be creative, yet it is nearly always the American or Western perspective that is represented in the psychological literature. The goal of this handbook is to present a truly international and diverse set of perspectives on the psychology of human creativity. Distinguished international scholars have contributed to this book's chapters on the history and current state of creativity research and theory in their respective parts of the world. Much of the work discussed has never before been available in English.
Acknowledgements; List of contributors; 1. Introduction Robert J. Sternberg; 2. Creativity research in English-speaking countries John Baer and James C. Kaufman; 3. Creativity in Latin America: views from psychology, humanities and the arts David D. Preiss and Katherine Strasser; 4. History of creativity in Spain Cándido Genovard, María Dolores Prieto, María Rosario Bermejo and Carmen Ferrándiz; 5. Past, present, and future perspectives on creativity in France and French-speaking Switzerland Christophe Mouchiroud and Todd I. Lubart; 6. Creativity in Italy Alessandro Antonietti and Cesare Cornoldi; 7. Creativity research in German-speaking countries Siegfried Preiser; 8. Creativity under the Northern Lights: perspectives from Scandinavia Gudmund J. W. Smith and Ingegerd Carlsson; 9. Creativity in Soviet-Russian psychology Olga Stepanossova and Elena L. Grigorenko; 10. Creativity studies in Poland Edward Necka, Magdalena Grohman and Aleksandra Slabosz; 11. Research on creativity in Israel: a chronicle of theoretical and empirical development Roberta M. Milgram and Nava L. Livne; 12. Creativity in Turkey and Turkish-speaking countries Günseli Oral; 13. Development of creativity research in Chinese societies: a comparison of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore Weihua Niu; 14. Creativity - a sudden rising star in Korea In-Soo Choe; 15. Culture and facets of creativity: the Indian experience Girishwar Misra, Ashok K. Srivastava and Indiwar Misra; 16. African perspectives on creativity Elias Mpofu, Kathleen Myambo, Andrew A. Mogaji, Teresa-Anne Mashego and Omar H. Khaleefa; 17. Creativity around the world in 80 ways … but with one destination Dean Keith Simonton; Author index; Subject index.
"For someone with a background in current creativity research and theory, I recommend this book. It provides a fascinating look at many different approaches to creativity across the world."
Mark Detweiler, Interactions
"...the book offers uniquely wide-ranging perspectives from every continent in the world on creativity and creativity research. The most valuable contribution to the book is the mere fact that it gives voice to researchers from all major continents of the world (except Australia)."
"The strikingly new perspectives Kaufman and Sternberg offer focus a fine spotlight upon creativity as it is being played out on an international stage; their approach proves to be both enlightening and engaging." -- American Reference Books Annual