Handbook of Creativity

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Robert J. Sternberg
Cambridge University Press, 1999 - 490 pages
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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Contents

The Concept of Creativity Prospects and Paradigms
1
A History of Research on Creativity
14
Methods for Studying Creativity
31
Psychometric Approaches to the Study of Human Creativity
33
Experimental Studies of Creativity
60
The Case Study Method and Evolving Systems Approach for Understanding Unique Creative People at Work
91
Creativity from a Historiometric Perspective
114
Origins of Creativity
133
Creativity and Intelligence
249
The Influence of Personality on Artistic and Scientific Creativity
271
Motivation and Creativity
295
Implications of a Systems Perspective for the Study of Creativity
311
Special Topics in Creativity
335
Creativity Across Cultures
337
Computer Models of Creativity
349
Organizational Creativity
371

Biological Bases of Creativity
135
Evolving Creative Minds Stories and Mechanisms
151
The Development of Creativity
167
Creativity the Self and the Environment
185
Creative Cognition
187
From Case Studies to Robust Generalizations An Approach to the Study of Creativity
211
Creativity and Knowledge A Challenge to Theories
224
Enhancing Creativity
390
Prodigies and Creativity
429
Conclusion
445
Fifty Years of Creativity Research
447
Author Index
459
Subject Index
477
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