Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research, and Practice

Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research, and Practice

by Jonathan Plucker

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Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research, and Practice by Jonathan Plucker

Creativity and innovation are frequently mentioned as key 21st-century skills for career and life success. Indeed, recent research provides evidence that the jobs of the future will increasingly require the ability to bring creative solutions to complex problems. And creativity is often the spice of life, that little extra something that makes the mundane into the interesting, making our routines into fresh new approaches to our daily lives. Over the past quarter century, our understanding of creativity has advanced significantly-we know more about what it is (and isn't), we better understand how to foster it, and we have deeper, more complex knowledge about how it relates to intelligence, leadership, personality, and other constructs. This book brings together some of the world's best thinkers and researchers on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to provide a comprehensive but highly readable overview of these exciting, important topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618215956
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Plucker, Ph.D., is the Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, where he is affiliated with the Center for Talented Youth and School of Education. Prior to that, he was Raymond Neag Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Connecticut and Professor of Educational Psychology and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, where he was the founding director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy. He graduated with a B.S. in chemistry education and M.A. in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut, and his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

Foreword David Neustadter ix

Introduction: Creativity: It's Not Just for Hippies Anymore Jonathan A. Plucker, Ph.D. 1

Chapter 1 Defining Creativity Gayle T. Dow 5

Hot Topic 1 Connected but Different: Comparing and Contrasting Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Richard N. Dino 23

Chapter 2 Theories of Creativity Ronald A. Beghetto James C. Kaufman 35

Hot Topic 2 The Dark Side of Creativity: Potential Better Left Unfulfilled Mark A. Runco 49

Chapter 3 Creative Products: Defining and Measuring Novel Solutions David H. Cropley 61

Chapter 4 High-Tech Innovation, Creativity, and Regional Development Richard Florida 75

Chapter 5 Cognition and Creative Thought Cynthia Sifonis Thomas B. Ward 91

Hot Topic 3 Are Creativity and Intelligence Related? Amber Esping 111

Chapter 6 Creative Productivity Across the Life Span Dean Keith Simonton 119

Chapter 7 Pretend Play and Creativity Sandra W. Russ Alexis W. Lee 133

Chapter 8 Creative Articulation Jonathan A. Plucker, Ph.D. 151

Chapter 9 Why Do We Create?: The Roles of Motivation, Mindset, and Passion in Human Creativity Magdalena G. Grohman Heather T. Snyder 165

Chapter 10 The Creative Personality: Current Understandings and Debates Gregory J. Feist 181

Hot Topic 4 Creativity and Mental Illness: So Many Studies So Many Wrong Conclusions James C. Kaufman 199

Chapter 11 Investing in Creativity in Students: The Long and Short (Term) of It Stuart N. Omdal Amy K. Graefe 205

Hot Topic 5 Creativity Assessment Meihua Qian Jonathan A. Plucker, Ph.D. 223

Chapter 12 Creativity in Business Richard Madden 235

Chapter 13 Leadership and Creativity: What Leaders Can Do to Facilitate Creativity in Organizations Ryan P. Royston Roni Reiter-Palmon 247

Hot Topic 6 Creativity and Conformity: A Paradoxjcal Relationship Ronald A. Begheilo 267

Chapter 14 Technology and Creativity Timothy J. Magner 277

Hot Topic 7 Creative Leisure C. Boyd Hegarty 295

About the Editor 307

About the Authors 309

Index 315

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