Changing the World: A Framework for the Study of Creativity

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Overview

In this volume three of the key figures in the field set out to establish some parameters for the study of creativity. After examining the earlier works on the subject, they present their current research findings, and then attempt to project where the field is likely to go in the decade ahead.

Gardner, the proponent of biological aspects of creativity, ranges widely as he examines Freud's Vienna and the features of medicine that both constrained and challenged his revolutionary idea. Csikszentmihalyi, with his exploration of genes and memes, examines individual issues as well as broader contextual concerns. Feldman concentrates on the notions of coincidence and the transformational imperative. These essays point to the rejuvenation of the field of creativity research, and suggest where the field is likely to move in the future. This work is a major synthesis of value to advanced researchers as well as students and all those concerned with creativity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275947699
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/1994
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID HENRY FELDMAN is Professor of Developmental Psychology and Director of Developmental Science Group at Tufts University.

MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI is Professor of Psychology and former Chair of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago.

HOWARD GARDNER is Professor of Education and Codirector of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

A Framework for the Study of Creativity by David Henry Feldman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Howard Gardner

The Fruits of Asychrony: A Psychological Examination of Creativity by Howard Gardner and Constance Wolf

The Creators' Patterns by Howard Gardner

Creativity: Proof that Development Occurs by David Henry Feldman

Creativity: Dreams, Insights, and Transformations by David Henry Feldman

The Domain of Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Memes versus Genes: Notes from the Culture Wars by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Conclusion: Creativity Research on the Verge

Bibliography

Index

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