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Handbook of Creativity

Part of the book series: Perspectives on Individual Differences (PIDF)

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Nature of the Beast

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Creativity

      • Robert T. Brown
      Pages 3-32
    3. Psychometric Issues in the Assessment of Creativity

      • William B. Michael, Claudia R. Wright
      Pages 33-52
    4. A Taxonomy and Critique of Measurements Used in the Study of Creativity

      • Dennis Hocevar, Patricia Bachelor
      Pages 53-75
    5. Individual Differences in Creativity

      • Richard W. Woodman, Lyle F. Schoenfeldt
      Pages 77-91
    6. The Nature-Nurture Problem in Creativity

      • P. E. Vernon
      Pages 93-110
    7. Creativity and Intelligence

      • Patricia A. Haensly, Cecil R. Reynolds
      Pages 111-132
  3. Cognitive Models of Creativity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133
    2. Cognitive Processes in Creativity

      • John R. Hayes
      Pages 135-145
    3. Creativity and Perception

      • John H. Flowers, Calvin P. Garbin
      Pages 147-162
    4. Memory and Creativity

      • Barry S. Stein
      Pages 163-176
    5. Metacognition in Creativity

      • Bonnie B. Armbruster
      Pages 177-182
    6. The Creative Construction of Rationality

      • David Moshman, Leslie E. Lukin
      Pages 183-198
    7. Dialectical Thinking and Adult Creativity

      • Suzanne Benack, Michael Basseches, Thomas Swan
      Pages 199-208
  4. Personalogical Variables and Creativity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209
    2. Personality, Situation, and Creativity

      • Colin Martindale
      Pages 211-232
    3. The Self and Creativity

      • E. Thomas Dowd
      Pages 233-242
    4. Creativity and Psychopathology

      • Robert Prentky
      Pages 243-269
    5. Examining Counselors’ Creative Processes in Counseling

      • P. Paul Heppner, Karen Fitzgerald, Carolyn A. Jones
      Pages 271-280

About this book

The motivation underlying our development of a "handbook" of creativity was different from what usually is described by editors of other such volumes. Our sense that a handbook was needed sprang not from a deluge of highly erudite studies calling out for organization, nor did it stem from a belief that the field had become so fully articulated that such a book was necessary to provide summation and reference. Instead, this handbook was conceptualized as an attempt to provide structure and organization for a field of study that, from our perspective, had come to be a large-scale example of a "degenerating" research program (see Brown, Chapter 1). The handbook grew out of a series of discussions that spanned several years. At the heart of most of our interactions was a profound unhappiness with the state of research on creativity. Our consensus was that the number of "good" works published on creativity each year was small and growing smaller. Further, we could not point to a journal, text, or professional organization that was providing leadership for the field in shaping a scientifically sound framework for the development of research programs in creativity. At the same time, we were casting about for a means of honoring a dear friend, E. Paul Torrance. Our decision was that we might best be able to honor Paul and influence research on creativity by developing a handbook designed to challenge traditional perspectives while offering research agendas based on contemporary psychological views.

Keywords

  • Motivation
  • cognition
  • creativity
  • happiness
  • intelligence
  • interaction
  • learning
  • memory
  • perception
  • personality

Editors and Affiliations

  • Ball State University, Muncie, USA

    John A. Glover

  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

    Royce R. Ronning

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

    Cecil R. Reynolds

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 169.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4757-5356-1
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Softcover Book USD 219.99
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