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Overview

What is creativity and how can we measure it? Creativity 101 serves as a brief, engaging introduction to the field of creativity. Dr. Kaufman presents the cutting-edge research and analyzes new and emerging theories in the field. This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more.

Key topics discussed:



• The Four Ps of creativity: person, product, process, and press
• How creativity influences personality, motivation, intelligence, and talent
• The dark side of creativity: the remarkable relationship between creativity and mental illness
• Emerging directions in creativity research, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature

The Psych 101 Series

Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826106254
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/5/2009
  • Series: Psych 101
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 541,853
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James C. Kaufman is an Associate Professor at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he is also the director of the Learning Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Cognitive Psychology, where his mentor was Robert J. Sternberg. Kaufman has authored more than 100 papers and written or edited 12 books, including the recent International Handbook of Creativity (with Sternberg; Cambridge, 2006), and Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development (with Baer; Cambridge, 2006). Kaufman was recently named a co-editor of the official journal for APA's Division 10, Psychology, Aesthetics, and the Arts. He received the 2003 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for outstanding research by a junior scholar, and has served as a Member at Large for Division 10. He has received awards for his professional contributions from CSUSB's psychology department and their college of social and behavioral sciences.

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Table of Contents

Creativity 101 James C. Kaufman Kaufman, James C.

Genius 101 Dean Keith Simonton Simonton, Dean Keith

IQ Testing Alan S. Kaufman Kaufman, Alan S.

Leadership 101 Michael D. Mumford Mumford, Michael D.

Psycholinguistics 101 H. Wind Cowles Cowles, H. Wind

Intelligence 101 Jonathan Plucker Plucker, Jonathan

Anxiety 101 Moshe Zeidner Zeidner, Moshe Gerald Matthews Matthews, Gerald

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