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The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity, Second Edition
Kaufman, James C. and Robert J. Sternberg (Eds)
Cambridge University Press / Softcover / 2019-05-01 / 1316638545
On Creativity
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This second edition of the renowned Cambridge Handbook of Creativity expands on the first edition with over two thirds new material reaching across psychology, business, entrepreneurship, education, and neuroscience. It introduces creativity scholarship by summarising its history, major theories and assessments, how creativity develops across the lifespan, and suggestions for improving creativity. It also illustrates cutting-edge work on genetics and the neuroscience of creativity, alongside creativity's potential for both benevolence and malevolence. The chapters cover the related areas of imagination, genius, play, and aesthetics and tackle questions about how cultural differences, one's physical environment, mood, and self-belief can impact creativity. The book then examines the impacts on creativity of behaviour by teachers, managers, and leaders in particular.

Advance praise:

'Three quarters of a century ago, creativity was hardly on the radar screen for social science. Today, thanks to the contributions in this handbook, any energetic reader can survey the remarkable progress that's been made on many fronts.' Howard Earl Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts

'Somewhat to my surprise, and very much to my fascinated delight, I have found that the second edition of The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity, has explained me to myself. This is a remarkably rich and nuanced book, which will benefit my own work. I return to my writing desk enlightened and expanded.' Robert Olen Butler, Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor, Florida State University, USA, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1993) and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature (2013)

'In light of the ever-changing landscape of interest in the study, evolution, understanding, and application of creativity and creative thinking, this volume is not only valuable as a foundational textbook, it is a wonderful and vital resource for researchers, specialists, and professional development program developers. Its approach answers the 'who, what, where, why, and how?' of it all, while delivering impressive scholarly and timely research in the field. This book is a must-have!' Luanne E. Witkowski, Instructor for the Critical and Creative Thinking Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts

Table of Contents
An introduction to the second edition: divergences and some convergences James C. Kaufman and Robert J. Sternberg

Part I. An Introduction to Creativity: Section 1. The Nature of Creativity:
1. Creativity: a historical perspective Vlad P. Glaveanu and James C. Kaufman
2. A review of creativity theories: what questions are we trying to answer? James C. Kaufman and Vlad P. Glaveanu
3. Assessment of creativity Jonathan A. Plucker, Matthew C. Makel and Meihua Qian
4. Understanding the development of creativity across the lifespan Anna N. N. Hui, Mavis W. J. He and Wan Chi Wong
5. Enhancing people's creativity Robert J. Sternberg

Part II. Underpinnings of Creativity: Section 1. Biological Underpinnings:
6. Evolutionary approaches to creativity Aaron Kozbelt
7. The genetic basis of creativity: a multivariate approach Baptiste Barbot and Henry Eff
8. Neuroscience of creativity Oshin Vartanian
Section 2. Cognitive Underpinnings of Creativity:
9. Creative cognition Thomas B. Ward and Yuliya Kolomyts
10. Creativity and cognitive control Mathias Benedek and Emanuel Jauk
11. Divergent thinking Mark A. Runco and Selcuk Acar
Section 3. Affective Underpinnings of Creativity:
12. In the mood for creativity Matthijs Baas
13. Emotions and creativity: from process to person and product Zorana Ivcevic and Jessica Hoffmann
14. Creativity and mental illness Shelley H. Carson
15. Creativity and healing Marie Forgeard

Part III. Differential Bases for Creativity: Section 1. Individual Differences in Creativity:
16. The relation of creativity to intelligence and wisdom Robert J. Sternberg, James C. Kaufman and Anne M. Roberts
17. The function of personality in creativity: updates on the creative personality Gregory J. Feist
18. Motivation and creativity Beth A. Hennessey
19. Creative self-beliefs Maciej Karwowski, Izabela Lebuda and Ronald A. Beghetto
Section 2. Environmental Differences in Creativity:
20. Cultural perspectives on creativity Todd Lubart, Vlad P. Glaveanu, Henrie de Vries, Ana Camargo and Martin Storme
21. Eastern-Western views of creativity Weihua Niu
22. Creativity's role in society Dean Keith Simonton
23. The physical environment and creativity: a theoretical framework Jan Dul

Part IV. Creativity in the World: Section 1. Collaborative Creativity:
24. Improving creativity in organizational settings: applying research on creativity to organizations Roni Reiter-Palmon, Kevin S. Mitchell and Ryan Royston
25. Leading for creativity: a tripartite model Michael D. Mumford, Robert Martin, Samantha Elliott and Tristan McIntosh
26. Individual and group creativity R. Keith Sawyer
Section 2. Contexts for Creativity:
27. Creativity in classrooms Ronald A. Beghetto
28. Play and creativity Sandra W. Russ and Ellen A. Doernberg
29. The creative city Richard Florida
30. Creativity's role in everyday life Katherine N. Cotter, Alexander P. Christensen and Paul J. Silvia
Section 3. Manifestations of Creativity:
31. Creative genius Dean Keith Simonton
32. Creativity and malevolence: past, present and future David H. Cropley and Arthur J. Cropley
33. Creativity and aesthetics Pablo P. L. Tinio
34. Imagination is the seed of creativity Rebecca J. M. Gotlieb, Elizabeth Hyde, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Scott Kaufman
35. What is and what can be: the scope and possibilities of creativity and creativity research James C. Kaufman, Vlad P. Glaveanu and Robert J. Sternberg

About the Editors:

James C. Kaufman is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He has won the Mensa Award for Excellence in Research, the Torrance Award, and the American Psychological Association's (APA) Berlyne, Arnheim, and Farnsworth awards.

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development at Cornell University. He has won the Association for Psychological Science (APS) James McKeen Cattell and William James Awards as well as the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.


James C. Kaufman, Robert J. Sternberg, Vlad P. Glaveanu, Jonathan A. Plucker, Matthew C. Makel, Meihua Qian, Anna N. N. Hui, Mavis W. J. He, Wan Chi Wong, Aaron Kozbelt, Baptiste Barbot, Henry Eff, Oshin Vartanian, Thomas B. Ward, Yuliya Kolomyts, Mathias Benedek, Emanuel Jauk, Mark A. Runco, Selcuk Acar, Matthijs Baas, Zorana Ivcevic, Jessica Hoffmann, Shelley H. Carson, Marie Forgeard, Anne M. Roberts, Gregory J. Feist, Beth A. Hennessey, Maciej Karwowski, Izabela Lebuda, Ronald A. Beghetto, Todd Lubart, Henrie de Vries, Ana Camargo, Martin Storme, Weihua Niu, Dean Keith Simonton, Jan Dul, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Kevin S. Mitchell, Ryan Royston, Michael D. Mumford, Robert Martin, Samantha Elliott, Tristan McIntosh, R. Keith Sawyer, Sandra W. Russ, Ellen A. Doernberg, Richard Florida, Katherine N. Cotter, Alexander P. Christensen, Paul J. Silvia, David H. Cropley, Arthur J. Cropley, Pablo P. L. Tinio, Rebecca J. M. Gotlieb, Elizabeth Hyde, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Scott Kaufman

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