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Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development

2nd Edition

Part of Current Perspectives in Social and Behavioral Sciences

John Baer, James C. Kaufman, Susan A. Gelman, Gail M. Gottfried, Cynthia Paris, Diane Crossan Lawler, Sandra W. Russ, Olena Zyga, Ronald A. Beghetto, Jonathan A. Plucker, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Susan M. Rostan, Richard E. Mayer, Michael D. Mumford, Tristan McIntosh, Tyler Mulhearn, Logan Steele, Logan Watts, Adam S. Bristol, Indre V. Viskontas, Catrinel Haught, Dean Keith Simonton, Oshin Vartanian, Mia Keinänen, Kimberly M. Sheridan, Howard Gardner, Jacques-Henri Guignard, Todd Lubart, Maciej Karwowski, Baptiste Barbot, Adrian Furnham, Weihua Niu, Sophia Braha, John X. Zhang
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  • Date Published: May 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107438835

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  • This book explores the development of cognitive skills related to reasoning and creativity, two strands that can intertwine to work together at times but may also be at odds. Spontaneity and freedom from constraint, characteristic of the thinking of young children, may be essential to creativity, which has prompted many to question how much we lose as we progress through childhood. Research and common sense tell us that effort, practice, and study are necessary for the highest levels of creative accomplishment, yet such intentional exertions seem antithetical to these hallmarks of creativity. In this revised and expanded second edition, leading scholars shed new light on creativity's complex relationship to the acquisition of domain-based skills and the development of more general logical reasoning skills. Creativity and Reason in Cognitive Development will be an essential reference for researchers, psychologists, and teachers seeking to better understand the most up-to-date work in the field.

    • Features twelve revised chapters and five new chapters
    • Discusses the relationships between concepts (creativity, reason, knowledge, cognitive development) that are not often considered together
    • Features contributions from both established and up-and-coming authors to provide a variety of unique perspectives
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107438835
    • length: 406 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Creativity, reason, and cognitive development: ten years later John Baer and James C. Kaufman
    Part I. Creativity and Reason in Childhood and the Schools:
    2. Creativity in young children's thought Susan A. Gelman and Gail M. Gottfried
    3. Early experiences and creativity: an ecological perspective Cynthia Paris and Diane Crossan Lawler
    4. Imaginative play Sandra W. Russ and Olena Zyga
    5. Revisiting the relationship among schooling, learning, and creativity Ronald A. Beghetto and Jonathan A. Plucker
    6. Higher-level thinking in gifted education Joyce VanTassel-Baska
    7. A young artist's story: advancing knowledge and the development of artistic talent and creativity in children Susan M. Rostan
    Part II. Creativity and Reason in Cognition and Neuroscience:
    8. The role of domain knowledge in creative problem solving Richard E. Mayer
    9. Processes, strategies, and knowledge in creative thought: multiple interacting systems Michael D. Mumford, Tristan McIntosh, Tyler Mulhearn, Logan Steele and Logan Watts
    10. Dynamic processes within associative memory stores: piecing together the neural basis of creative cognition Adam S. Bristol and Indre V. Viskontas
    11. Creativity and constraint: friends, not foes Catrinel Haught
    12. Creative genius, knowledge, and reason: the lives and works of eminent creators Dean Keith Simonton
    13. Attention, cognitive flexibility, and creativity: insights from the brain Oshin Vartanian
    Part III. Creativity and Reason: Interactions and Related Constructs:
    14. Opening up creativity: the lenses of axis and focus Mia Keinänen, Kimberly M. Sheridan and Howard Gardner
    15. Creativity and reason: friends or foes? Jacques-Henri Guignard and Todd Lubart
    16. Creative self-beliefs: their nature, development, and correlates Maciej Karwowski and Baptiste Barbot
    17. Individual differences in intelligence, personality, and creativity Adrian Furnham
    18. An update on 'does culture always matter: for creativity, yes, for deductive reasoning, no!' Weihua Niu, Sophia Braha and John X. Zhang.

  • Editors

    James C. Kaufman, University of Connecticut
    James C. Kaufman is Professor of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Creativity 101 (2009), The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (Cambridge, 2010) and Creativity and Mental Illness (Cambridge, 2014). He is also the founding coeditor of Psychology of Popular Media Culture and past president of the American Psychological Association's Division 10.

    John Baer, Rider University, New Jersey
    John Baer is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Rider University. He has written numerous books on creativity, including Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom, Essentials of Creativity Assessment, and Being Creative Inside and Outside the Classroom.

    Contributors

    John Baer, James C. Kaufman, Susan A. Gelman, Gail M. Gottfried, Cynthia Paris, Diane Crossan Lawler, Sandra W. Russ, Olena Zyga, Ronald A. Beghetto, Jonathan A. Plucker, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Susan M. Rostan, Richard E. Mayer, Michael D. Mumford, Tristan McIntosh, Tyler Mulhearn, Logan Steele, Logan Watts, Adam S. Bristol, Indre V. Viskontas, Catrinel Haught, Dean Keith Simonton, Oshin Vartanian, Mia Keinänen, Kimberly M. Sheridan, Howard Gardner, Jacques-Henri Guignard, Todd Lubart, Maciej Karwowski, Baptiste Barbot, Adrian Furnham, Weihua Niu, Sophia Braha, John X. Zhang

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