Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice by Mark A. RuncoCreativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice by Mark A. Runco

Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice

byMark A. Runco, Mark A. Runco

Other | August 4, 2010

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An integrative introduction to the theories and themes in research on creativity, this book is both a reference work and text for courses in this burgeoning area of research. The book begins with a discussion of the theories of creativity (Person, Product, Process, Place), the general question of whether creativity is influenced by nature or nurture, what research has indicated of the personality and style of creative individuals from a personality analysis standpoint, how social context affects creativity, and then coverage of issues like gender differences, whether creativity can be enhanced, if creativity is related to poor mental or physical health, etc.

The book contains boxes covering special interest items including one page biographies of famous creative individuals and activities for a group or individual to test and/or encourage creativity, as well as references to internet sites relating to creativity.
  • Breaks down the major theories about creativity but doesn't restrict to a singular perspective
  • Includes extensive citations of existing literature
  • Textbook features included (i.e., key terms defined)
Mark Runco has studied creativity and innovation for 35 years. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology and is Professor at the University of Georgia, as well as Distinguished Research Fellow at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. His PhD is in Cognitive Psychology from the Claremont Graduate School. He also ea...
Title:Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and PracticeFormat:OtherDimensions:504 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 4, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080467830

ISBN - 13:9780080467832


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Cognition and Creativity

Chapter 2: Developmental Trends and Influences on Creativity

Chapter 3: Biological Perspectives on Creativity

Chapter 4: Health and Clinical Perspectives

Chapter 5: Social, Attributional, and Organizational Perspectives

Chapter 6: Educational Perspectives

Chapter 7: History and Historiometry

Chapter 8: Culture and Creativity

Chapter 9: Personality and Motivation

Chapter 10: Enhancement and the Fulfillment of Potential

Chapter 11: Conclusion