Encyclopedia Of Creativity

Hardcover | May 23, 2011

byMark A. RuncoEditorSteven R. Pritzker

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The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings. Available online via ScienceDirect and in limited print release. Named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication Serves as a compendium of reviews of a number of domain-specific areas, such as acting, dance, expressive arts, film, food, music, religion, science, sports, theater, and writing. Creativity and education are examined in articles about thought processes, such as developmental trends in creative abilities and potentials, the enhancement of creativity, intelligence, knowledge, play, prodigies, programs and courses, talent and teaching creativity. Cognitive aspects of creativity can be investigated in articles about altered and transitional states, analogies, attention, cognitive style, divergent thinking, flow and optimal experience, metacognition, metaphors, problem-finding, problem-solving, and remote associates. Covers business and organizational creativity in articles about advertising with art, creative visuals, business/management, creativity coaching, creativity exercises, entrepreneurship, group dynamics, innovation, leadership, organizational culture, organizational development, teams, and training, among others. Explicitly examines the complex interrelationship between society and creativity in articles about awards, conformity and conventionality, the creative sector and class of society, cultural diversity, the dark side of creativity, East vs. West, networking, social psychology, war, zeitgeist, and others. Personal and interpersonal creativity is discussed in articles relating to collaboration, family, life stages, mentors, networking, personal creativity and self-actualization. Focuses on scientific information about creativity, there are also articles that discuss brain and neuropsychology, concepts of creativity, definitions of creativity, expertise, longitudinal studies, researching art, artists and art audiences, research methods, phenomenology research and qualitative research. Online version contains an additional 26 biographies of famously creative people

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The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that...

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:HardcoverDimensions:1384 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 23, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acting Adaptation and Creativity Advertising Aesthetics Aging Altered and Transitional States Analogies Architecture, Modern Western Art and Aesthetics Art, Artists And Arts audiences Associative Theory Asynchronicity Attention Attitudes Attribution and Creativity Aurobindo, Sri Awards Barriers to Creativity Beatles Beethoven, Ludwig Behavioral Approaches to Creativity Bell, Alexander Graham* Bipolar Disorder Birth Order Bohm, David Brain and Neuropsychology Bronte Sisters* Business/ Management Cassatt, Mary Chaos Theory and Creativity Carroll, Lewis* Cezanne, Paul* Chaplin, Charlie Child, Julia Claudel, Camille Cognitive Style and Creativity Collaboration Componential Models Computers and Creativity Concepts of Creativity: A history Conformity and Conventionality Confusiousism Consensual Assessment Contrarianism Creative Climate Creative Environments, Conditions, and Settings Creative Products Creativity Complex Creativity through History Crime and Creativity Critical Thinking Cross-Cultural Differences Curie, Marie Sklodowska* Dance and Creativity Dark Side of Creativity Darwin, Charles Robert* DaVinci, Leonardo* Definitions of Creativity Design Developmental Trends in Creative Abilities and Potentials Deviance Dialectical Thinking: Implications for Creative Thinking Dineson, Isak* Discovery Distribution of Creativity Divergent Thinking Diversity,Cultural Domains of Creativity Dreams and Creativity East vs. West Eccentricity Economic Perspectives on Creativity Education Einstein, Albert* Eminence Emotion/Affect Enhancement of Creativity Entrepreneur Everyday Creativity Evolving Systems Approach Exercises Expertise Expressive Arts Theory Families and Creativity Film Fitzgerald, Ella Flow and Optimal Experience Food, Creativity of Recipes, Pairings, Menus Freud, Sigmund* Friendship and Creativity Gandhi, Mahatma Gender Differences Genetics Genius and Greatness Giftedness and Creativity Group Dynamics Hadyn, Joseph Handwriting and Creativity Hepburn, Katharine Heuristics Historiometry Hopper, Grace Murray Humor Imagination Implicit Theories Improvisation Incubation Innovation Insight Intelligence (relation to creativity) Interest Inventories Intuition Invention Janusian, Homospatial and Sepconic Articulation Processes Joyce, James Jungian Theory Kahlo, Frida Knowledge Krebs, Hans Adolf* Kurosawa, Akira Leadership Life Stages Logic and Reasoning Longitudinal Studies Mad Genius Controversy Matthew, Pygmalion, and Founder Effects Mead, Margaret Memory & Creativity Mental Health: Affective Disorders Mentors Metacognition Metaphors Michelangelo Mindfulness Monet, Claude Moral Issues in Creativity Motivation Multiple Discovery Multiple Intelligences Music Nature/Nurture and Creativity Networking Novelty O'Keefe, Georgia* Organisational Development Organizational culture Overexcitabilities Paradigm Shifts Perception and Creativity Personal Creativity Personality: Autonomy and Independence Perspectives Pessoa, Fernando* Piaget, Jean* Picasso Plath, Sylvia* Play (Creative processes in) Poetry Problem Finding Problem Solving Prodigies Programs and Courses in Creativity Psycholinguistics Rank, Otto Remote Associates Research Methods Research: Qualitative Research: Quantitative Rewards Risk-taking Schizophrenia and Psychosis Schumann, Clara Schumann, Robert* Science (Creativity In) Self-Actualization Serendipity Sexton, Anne* Shakespeare, William* Shaw, George Bernard* Social Psychology Sociobiology Socio-Economic Status Spirituality Sports and Creativity Steiglitz, Alfred Stress and Creativity Substance Abuse and Creativity Suicide Synaesthesia Synchronicity Systems Approach Tactics and Strategies for Creativity Tagore, Rabindranath* Talent and Creativity Teaching Creativity Teams Teasdale, Sara Testing/Measurement/Assessment The Creative Sector and Class of Society The Four Ps of Creativity: Person, Product, Process, and Press Theatre Theories of Creativity Therapy and Counselling (Creative Processes In) Time Toulouse-Latrec, Henri de* Training Trajectories Transforming Illness and Visual Art Unconscious Underacheivement van Gogh, Vincent* Vygotsky, Lev Semenovich* War Wertheimer, Max Women and Creativity Woolf, Virginia* Wordsworth, William* Wright, Wilbur and Orville* Writing and Creativity Zeitgeist Zen *Denotes online-only article

Editorial Reviews

"Overall, the book does fulfil its aims and is timely, given the increasing interest in developing new approaches and products. It will be of interest to subject librarians with responsibility for psychology and creative courses and others who want to find out about the theoretical viewpoints."--Health Libraries Group Newsletter Praise for the first edition: "...an impressive work by any standard. We warmly recommend this tour de force publication... a must for every university library..." - HIGH ABILITY STUDIES "The Encyclopedia of Creativity is a highly impressive, collaborative achievement... Unprecedented in breadth and scope... a resounding success..." - CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY (2002, Vol. 47, No. 2) "...this encyclopedia represents a useful effort to bring together research on creativity and will serve undergraduate and graduate students well." - CHOICE "...something to catch the interests of nearly any reader with a curious mind... - PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS