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

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byMark A. Runco, Mark A. Runco

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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)

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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 nat...

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...

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Format:OtherDimensions:504 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 4, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080467830

ISBN - 13:9780080467832

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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: What Creativity Is and What It Is Not
References
Index