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The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

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Mark A. Runco, Robert S. Albert, Aaron Kozbelt, Ronald A. Beghetto, Jonathan A. Plucker, Matthew C. Makel, Seana Moran, Thomas B. Ward, Yuliya Kolomyts, Gregory J. Feist, Paul J. Locher, Gerard J. Puccio, John F. Cabra, Dean Keith Simonton, Ruth Richards, Allison B. Kaufman, Sergey A. Kornilov, Adam S. Bristol, Mei Tan, Elena L. Grigorenko, Sandra W. Russ, Julie A. Fiorelli, Jeffrey K. Smith, Lisa F. Smith, Todd Lubart, Liane Gabora, Scott Barry Kaufman, David Cropley, Arthur Cropley, John Baer, Beth A. Hennessey, R. Keith Sawyer, Paul J. Silvia, James C. Kaufman, Kyung Hee Kim, Bonnie Cramond, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Robert J. Sternberg
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  • Date Published: September 2010
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  • The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity is a comprehensive scholarly handbook on creativity from the most respected psychologists, researchers, and educators. This handbook serves both as a thorough introduction to the field of creativity and as an invaluable reference and current source of important information. It covers such diverse topics as the brain, education, business, and world cultures. The first section, “Basic Concepts,” is designed to introduce readers to both the history of and key concepts in the field of creativity. The next section, “Diverse Perspectives of Creativity,” contains chapters on the many ways of approaching creativity. Several of these approaches, such as the functional, evolutionary, and neuroscientific approaches, have been invented or greatly reconceptualized in the last decade. The third section, “Contemporary Debates,” highlights ongoing topics that still inspire discussion. Finally, the editors summarize and discuss important concepts from the book and look to what lies ahead.

    • The first major handbook on creativity since the 1999 Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (edited by Sternberg)
    • An award-winning array of authors, including most of the leadership of the American Psychological Association's Division 10 (such as past presidents)
    • Current and cutting-edge research on such topics as neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and cross cultural perspectives
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The handbook is an indispensible guide to one of contemporary psychology's most fascinating fields."
    – Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Outliers: The Story of Success

    “This volume serves very well not only as a thorough introduction to the study of creativity but also as an invaluable source for more debates, discussions, and future research. For anyone with an interest in current creativity research and theory, this book offers a fascinating reference point and wide-ranging perspectives in creativity across many domains such as the brain and creativity, art, education, everyday life, organizations, society, and world cultures. The book focuses a timely spotlight on functional, evolutionary, and neuroscientific approaches that have developed in the last decade, and the final chapters provide enlightening discussions on the ongoing theoretical issues.”
    – Soon-Mook Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

    “Name your question: What is creativity? Can it be tested? Are there creative personalities? Can neuroscience explain creativity? This wide-ranging volume offers engaging accounts of what’s known and illuminating debates about what’s not.”
    – David Perkins, Harvard Graduate School of Education

    "....an encyclopedic collection of all the major chunks of knowledge connected to creative behavior.... the contributing authors do a superb job of capturing the coherence and the theoretical and thematic developments of their respective areas.... The Cambridge Handbook is one of three potentially important compendia on creativity to appear in a span of two years.... Overall I would recommend The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity to serious researchers in creativity and anyone who wants to be seriously creative. Psychologists and educators are advised to keep a copy close by."
    –Stephen J. Guastello, PsycCRITIQUES

    "Truly a "handbook on creativity," this volume offers a comprehensive review of the relevant research in the area. An impressive reference manual, it not only synthesizes current research but also raises new and interesting questions for future research.... the volume will be useful in a variety of academic arenas. The topics are considered thoroughly.... This comprehensive review of the history, theories, and functions of creativity is a necessary read for anyone interested in exploring this consequential topic.... Highly recommended...."
    –T. A. Brown, Savannah College of Art and Design, CHOICE

    "....This robust companion to contributor Mark Runco's 2006 Creativity: Theories and Themes incorporates several perspectives and is a vital resource for enhancing subject understanding." br/>–Library Journal

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    16th Jan 2018 by Mysiben

    Lubart, T. (2010). Cross-cultural perspectives on creativity. The Cambridge handbook of creativity, 265-278. This is very useful for me.

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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511910777
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Basic Concepts:
    1. Creativity research: a historical view Mark A. Runco and Robert S. Albert
    2. Theories of creativity Aaron Kozbelt, Ronald A. Beghetto and Mark A. Runco
    3. Assessment of creativity Jonathan A. Plucker and Matthew C. Makel
    4. The roles of creativity in society Seana Moran
    Part II. Diverse Perspectives on Creativity:
    5. Cognition and creativity Thomas B. Ward and Yuliya Kolomyts
    6. The function of personality in creativity: the nature and nurture of the creative personality Gregory J. Feist
    7. How does a visual artist create an artwork? Paul J. Locher
    8. Organizational creativity: a systems approach Gerard J. Puccio and John F. Cabra
    9. Creativity in highly eminent individuals Dean Keith Simonton
    10. Everyday creativity: process and way of life – four key issues Ruth Richards
    11. The neurobiological foundation of creative cognition Allison B. Kaufman, Sergey A. Kornilov, Adam S. Bristol, Mei Tan and Elena L. Grigorenko
    12. Developmental approaches to creativity Sandra W. Russ and Julie A. Fiorelli
    13. Educational creativity Jeffrey K. Smith and Lisa F. Smith
    14. Cross cultural perspectives on creativity Todd Lubart
    15. Evolutionary approaches to creativity Liane Gabora and Scott Barry Kaufman
    16. Functional creativity: 'products' and the generation of effective novelty David Cropley and Arthur Cropley
    Part III. Contemporary Debates:
    17. Is creativity domain specific? John Baer
    18. The creativity-motivation connection Beth A. Hennessey
    19. Individual and group creativity R. Keith Sawyer
    20. Creativity and mental illness Paul J. Silvia and James C. Kaufman
    21. The relationship between creativity and intelligence Kyung Hee Kim, Bonnie Cramond and Joyce VanTassel-Baska
    22. Divergent thinking, creativity, and ideation Mark A. Runco
    23. Creativity in the classroom Ronald A. Beghetto
    Part IV. Conclusion:
    24. Constraints on creativity: obvious and not so obvious Robert J. Sternberg and James C. Kaufman.

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  • Editors

    James C. Kaufman, California State University, San Bernardino
    James C. Kaufman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he directs the Learning Research Institute. Dr Kaufman's research focuses on the nurturance, structure and assessment of creativity. He is the author or editor of more than 150 publications, including sixteen books either published or in press. These books include Creativity 101 (2009), Essentials of Creativity Assessment (with Jonathan Plucker and John Baer, 2008) and The International Handbook of Creativity (with Robert J. Sternberg, 2006). His research has been featured on CNN, NPR and the BBC and in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and New Yorker. Kaufman is a founding co-editor of the official journal for the American Psychological Association's Division 10, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. He is also the associate editor of Psychological Assessment and the Journal of Creative Behavior, the editor of the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving and the series editor of the Psych 101 series. He received the 2003 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from APA's Division 10, the 2008 E. Paul Torrance Award from the National Association of Gifted Children, and the 2009 Early Career Research Award from the Western Psychological Association.

    Robert J. Sternberg, Tufts University, Massachusetts
    Robert J. Sternberg, Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Education at Tufts University. He is also Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg. He was previously IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology, Professor of Management in the School of Management, and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale. His Ph.D. is from Stanford, and he holds 11 honorary doctorates. Sternberg was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association and is the past President of the Eastern Psychological Association. He is currently President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology and President-Elect of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The central focus of his research is on intelligence, creativity and wisdom, and he also has studied love and close relationships as well as hate. He is the author of about 1,200 journal articles, book chapters, and books, and he has received more than $20 million in government and other grants and contracts for his research, conducted in five different continents. He has won more than two dozen awards for his research. Sternberg has been listed in the APA Monitor on Psychology as one of the top 100 psychologists of the twentieth century and is listed by the ISI as one of its most highly cited authors in psychology and psychiatry.

    Contributors

    Mark A. Runco, Robert S. Albert, Aaron Kozbelt, Ronald A. Beghetto, Jonathan A. Plucker, Matthew C. Makel, Seana Moran, Thomas B. Ward, Yuliya Kolomyts, Gregory J. Feist, Paul J. Locher, Gerard J. Puccio, John F. Cabra, Dean Keith Simonton, Ruth Richards, Allison B. Kaufman, Sergey A. Kornilov, Adam S. Bristol, Mei Tan, Elena L. Grigorenko, Sandra W. Russ, Julie A. Fiorelli, Jeffrey K. Smith, Lisa F. Smith, Todd Lubart, Liane Gabora, Scott Barry Kaufman, David Cropley, Arthur Cropley, John Baer, Beth A. Hennessey, R. Keith Sawyer, Paul J. Silvia, James C. Kaufman, Kyung Hee Kim, Bonnie Cramond, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Robert J. Sternberg

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