Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice / Edition 1

Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice / Edition 1

by Mark A. Runco
     
 

Each of the major theoretical perspectives (behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, economic, educational, evolutionary, historical, social, organizational) on creativity is reviewed in this volume. The more important key topics and issues, including those concerning age, sex, and cultural differences, and those dealing with the mad genius and health issues

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Overview

Each of the major theoretical perspectives (behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, economic, educational, evolutionary, historical, social, organizational) on creativity is reviewed in this volume. The more important key topics and issues, including those concerning age, sex, and cultural differences, and those dealing with the mad genius and health issues, are also covered. One chapter focuses on enhancement issues, and the last chapter defines creativity and explores how creativity is related to, but distinct from, other important human capacities and behaviors, including invention, innovation, imagination, and adaptability.

This is primarily a textbook. It may, however, also be useful to researchers and practitioners, given the emphasis on scholarly, scientific, and objective research and the theories that are constructed from it. All of the important scholarship on creativity is covered in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780126024005
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/14/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 4.10(d)

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

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