Handbook of Creativity / Edition 1

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Overview

The goal of the Handbook of Creativity is to provide the most comprehensive, definitive, and authoritative single-volume review available in the field of creativity. To this end, the book contains 22 chapters covering a wide range of issues and topics in this field, all written by distinguished leaders. The chapters are intended to be accessible to all readers with an interest in creative thinking. Although the authors are leading behavioral scientists, people in all disciplines will find the coverage of creativity in the arts and sciences to be of interest.
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"His volume serves well as a handbook, containing chapters that are appropriately thorough and self-contained. Sternberg has put together and original, useful book that will be valuable in upper-division undergraduate collections and above." Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521576048
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 490
  • Sales rank: 1,011,449
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Pt. I Introduction
1 The Concept of Creativity: Prospects and Paradigms 3
2 A History of Research on Creativity 16
Pt. II Methods for Studying Creativity
3 Psychometric Approaches to the Study of Human Creativity 35
4 Experimental Studies of Creativity 62
5 The Case Study Method and Evolving Systems Approach for Understanding Unique Creative People at Work 93
6 Creativity from a Historiometric Perspective 116
Pt. III Origins of Creativity
7 Biological Bases of Creativity 137
8 Evolving Creative Minds: Stories and Mechanisms 153
9 The Development of Creativity 169
Pt. IV Creativity, the Self, and the Environment
10 Creative Cognition 189
11 From Case Studies to Robust Generalizations: An Approach to the Study of Creativity 213
12 Creativity and Knowledge: A Challenge to Theories 226
13 Creativity and Intelligence 251
14 The Influence of Personality on Artistic and Scientific Creativity 273
15 Motivation and Creativity 297
16 Implications of a Systems Perspective for the Study of Creativity 313
Pt. V Special Topics in Creativity
17 Creativity Across Cultures 339
18 Computer Models of Creativity 351
19 Organizational Creativity 373
20 Enhancing Creativity 392
21 Prodigies and Creativity 431
Pt. VI Conclusion
22 Fifty Years of Creativity Research 449
Author Index 461
Subject Index 479
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