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Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice

An integrative introduction to the theories and themes in research on creativity, the second edition of Creativity is both a reference work and text for courses in this burgeoning area of research. The book begins with a discussion of the theories of creativity (Person, Product, Process, Place), the general question of whether creativity is influenced by nature or nurture, what research has indicated of the personality and style of creative individuals from a personality analysis standpoint, and how social context affects creativity. This wide-ranging work then proceeds to coverage of issues such as gender differences, whether creativity can be enhanced, if creativity is related to poor mental or physical health, and much more.

The book contains boxes covering special interest items, including one-page biographies of famous creative individuals, and activities for a group or individual to test or encourage creativity, as well as references to Internet sites relating to creativity.


Researchers and applied professionals interested in creativity, Div 10 APA, profs teaching creativity as a course

Hardbound, 520 Pages

Published: March 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-410512-6


  • 1.Cognition and Creativity

    2.Developmental Trends and Influences in Creativity

    3.Biological Perspectives on Creativity

    4.Health and Clinical Perspectives

    5.Social Attributional, and Organizational Perspectives

    6.Educational Perspectives

    7.History & Historiometry

    8.Culture and Creativity

    9.Personality & Motivation

    10.Enhancement and the Fulfillment of Potential

    11.Assessment and Measurement of Creativity

    12.The Politics and Philosophy of Creativity

    13.Conclusion: What Creativity Is and What it Is Not


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