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Handbook of Creativity
Sternberg, Robert J. (Edt)
Cambridge University Press / Softcover / 1999-01-01 / 0521576040
Cognitive Science / On Creativity
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502 pages
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The goal of this handbook is to provide the most comprehensive, definitive, and authoritative single-volume review available in the field of creativity. The book contains twenty-two chapters covering a wide range of issues and topics in the field of creativity, all written by distinguished leaders in the field. The volume is divided into six parts. The introduction sets out the major themes and reviews the history of thinking about creativity. Subsequent parts deal with methods, origins, self and environment, special topics and conclusions. All educated readers with an interest in creative thinking will find this volume to be accessible and engrossing.

"His volume serves well as a handbook, containing chapters that are appropriately thorough and self-contained. Sternberg has put together and original, useful book that will be valuable in upper-division undergraduate collections and above." Choice

Robert J. Sternberg, Todd I. Lubart, Robert S. Albert, Mark Runco, Jonathan A. Plucker, Joseph Renzulli, Shawn Okuda Sakamoto, Howard E. Gruber, Doris Wallace, Dean Keith Simonton, Colin Martindale, Charles J. Lumsden, David Henry Feldman, Thomas B. Ward, Steven M. Smith, Ronald A. Finke, Emma Policastro, Howard Gardner, Robert W. Weisberg, Linda O’Hara, Gregory J. Feist, Mary Ann Collins, Teresa Amabile, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Margaret A. Boden, Wendy M. Williams, Lana T. Yang, Raymond S. Nickerson, Michael J. A. Howe, Richard E. Mayer

Table of Contents:

Part I. Introduction: 1. The concept of creativity: prospects and paradigms Robert J. Sternberg and Todd Lubart
2. A history of research on creativity Robert S. Albert and Mark Runco
Part II. Methods for Studying Creativity: 3. Psychometric approaches to the study of human creativity Jonathan A. Plucker and Joseph Renzulli
4. Experimental studies of creativity Mark Runco and Shawn Okuda Sakamoto
5. The case study method and evolving systems approach for understanding unique creative people at work Howard E. Gruber and Doris Wallace
6. Creativity from a historiometric perspective Dean Keith Simonton
Part III. Origins of Creativity: 7. Biological bases of creativity Colin Martindale
8. Evolving creative minds: stories and mechanisms Charles J. Lumsden
9. The development of creativity David Henry Feldman
Part IV. Creativity, the Self and Environment: 10. Creative cognition Thomas B. Ward, Steven M. Smith and Ronald A. Finke
11. From case studies to robust generalizations: an approach to the study of creativity Emma Policastro and Howard Gardner
12. Creativity and knowledge: a challenge to theories Robert W. Weisberg
13. Creativity and intelligence Robert W. Weisberg and Linda O’Hara
14. The influence of personality on artistic and scientific creativity Gregory J. Feist
15. Motivation and creativity Mary Ann Collins and Teresa Amabile
16. Implications of a systems perspective for the study of creativity Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Part V. Special Topics in Creativity: 17. Creativity across cultures Todd I. Lubart
18. Computer models of creativity Margaret A. Boden
19. Organizational creativity Wendy M. Williams and Lana T. Yang
20. Enhancing creativity Raymond S. Nickerson
21. Prodigies and creativity Michael J. A. Howe
Part VI. Conclusion: 22. Fifty years of creativity research Richard E. Mayer.

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