Creativity: From Potential to Realization / Edition 1

Creativity: From Potential to Realization / Edition 1

by Robert J. Sternberg, Elena L. Grigorenko, Jerome L. Singer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591471206

ISBN-13: 9781591471202

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Eleven contributions from academics identify the attributes that lead people to be creative in various fields such as the arts and letters, the sciences, and business. The emphasis is on the theoretical issue of whether the attributes that lead to creativity in one domain are the same as those that lead to creativity in another. Ultimately, the authors seek to reveal

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Eleven contributions from academics identify the attributes that lead people to be creative in various fields such as the arts and letters, the sciences, and business. The emphasis is on the theoretical issue of whether the attributes that lead to creativity in one domain are the same as those that lead to creativity in another. Ultimately, the authors seek to reveal whether creativity is a generalized attribute or if it is based instead upon specialized knowledge applicable to a particular domain. Sternberg is the editor of Contemporary Psychology. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591471202
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributorsvii
Prefaceix
Chapter 1.Hawking's Haiku, Madonna's Math: Why It Is Hard to Be Creative in Every Room of the House3
Chapter 2.Everyone Has Creative Potential21
Chapter 3.The Artistic Personality: A Systems Perspective31
Chapter 4.The Generality-Specificity of Creativity: A Multivariate Approach43
Chapter 5.The Evolved Fluid Specificity of Human Creative Talent57
Chapter 6.Creativity as a Constrained Stochastic Process83
Chapter 7.Inventors: The Ordinary Genius Next Door103
Chapter 8.Artistic Scientists and Scientific Artists: The Link Between Polymathy and Creativity127
Chapter 9.Why Creativity Is Domain General, Why It Looks Domain Specific, and Why the Distinction Does Not Matter153
Chapter 10.Vertical and Horizontal Mentoring for Creativity169
Chapter 11.Concluding Comments: Crossover Creativity or Domain Specificity?195
Author Index205
Subject Index213
About the Editors225

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