Encyclopedia of Creativity, Two-Volume Set

Editor-in-Chief:

  • Mark Runco, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, USA
  • Steven Pritzker, Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA, USA

The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings. Available online via ScienceDirect and in limited print release.
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Audience

When the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Creativity was published in 1999, creativity research had become broad and important enough to be treated as a legitimate field of scientific study. Now creativity research is being conducted throughout the world in many different disciplines including psychology, arts and humanities, health sciences, education, and business. This global interest is reflected in the number of authors throughout the world who have contributed to this edition.

 

Book information

  • Published: May 2011
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-375039-6

Reviews

"Overall, the book does fulfil its aims and is timely, given the increasing interest in developing new approaches and products. It will be of interest to subject librarians with responsibility for psychology and creative courses and others who want to find out about the theoretical viewpoints."--Health Libraries Group Newsletter

Praise for the first edition:

"...an impressive work by any standard. We warmly recommend this tour de force publication... a must for every university library..."
- HIGH ABILITY STUDIES

"The Encyclopedia of Creativity is a highly impressive, collaborative achievement... Unprecedented in breadth and scope... a resounding success..."
- CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY (2002, Vol. 47, No. 2)

"...this encyclopedia represents a useful effort to bring together research on creativity and will serve undergraduate and graduate students well."
- CHOICE

"...something to catch the interests of nearly any reader with a curious mind...
- PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS




Table of Contents

Acting
Adaptation and Creativity
Advertising
Aesthetics
Aging
Altered and Transitional States
Analogies
Architecture, Modern Western
Art and Aesthetics
Art, Artists And Arts audiences
Associative Theory
Asynchronicity
Attention
Attitudes
Attribution and Creativity
Aurobindo, Sri
Awards
Barriers to Creativity
Beatles
Beethoven, Ludwig
Behavioral Approaches to Creativity
Bell, Alexander Graham*
Bipolar Disorder
Birth Order
Bohm, David
Brain and Neuropsychology
Bronte Sisters*
Business/ Management
Cassatt, Mary
Chaos Theory and Creativity
Carroll, Lewis*
Cezanne, Paul*
Chaplin, Charlie
Child, Julia
Claudel, Camille
Cognitive Style and Creativity
Collaboration
Componential Models
Computers and Creativity
Concepts of Creativity: A history
Conformity and Conventionality
Confusiousism
Consensual Assessment
Contrarianism
Creative Climate
Creative Environments, Conditions, and Settings
Creative Products
Creativity Complex
Creativity through History
Crime and Creativity
Critical Thinking
Cross-Cultural Differences
Curie, Marie Sklodowska*
Dance and Creativity
Dark Side of Creativity
Darwin, Charles Robert*
DaVinci, Leonardo*
Definitions of Creativity
Design
Developmental Trends in Creative Abilities and Potentials
Deviance
Dialectical Thinking: Implications for Creative Thinking
Dineson, Isak*
Discovery
Distribution of Creativity
Divergent Thinking
Diversity,Cultural
Domains of Creativity
Dreams and Creativity
East vs. West
Eccentricity
Economic Perspectives on Creativity
Education
Einstein, Albert*
Eminence
Emotion/Affect
Enhancement of Creativity
Entrepreneur
Everyday Creativity
Evolving Systems Approach
Exercises
Expertise
Expressive Arts Theory
Families and Creativity
Film
Fitzgerald, Ella
Flow and Optimal Experience
Food, Creativity of Recipes, Pairings, Menus
Freud, Sigmund*
Friendship and Creativity
Gandhi, Mahatma
Gender Differences
Genetics
Genius and Greatness
Giftedness and Creativity
Group Dynamics
Hadyn, Joseph
Handwriting and Creativity
Hepburn, Katharine
Heuristics
Historiometry
Hopper, Grace Murray
Humor
Imagination
Implicit Theories
Improvisation
Incubation
Innovation
Insight
Intelligence (relation to creativity)
Interest Inventories
Intuition
Invention
Janusian, Homospatial and Sepconic Articulation Processes
Joyce, James
Jungian Theory
Kahlo, Frida
Knowledge
Krebs, Hans Adolf*
Kurosawa, Akira
Leadership
Life Stages
Logic and Reasoning
Longitudinal Studies
Mad Genius Controversy
Matthew, Pygmalion, and Founder Effects
Mead, Margaret
Memory & Creativity
Mental Health: Affective Disorders
Mentors
Metacognition
Metaphors
Michelangelo
Mindfulness
Monet, Claude
Moral Issues in Creativity
Motivation
Multiple Discovery
Multiple Intelligences
Music
Nature/Nurture and Creativity
Networking
Novelty
O'Keefe, Georgia*
Organisational Development
Organizational culture
Overexcitabilities
Paradigm Shifts
Perception and Creativity
Personal Creativity
Personality: Autonomy and Independence
Perspectives
Pessoa, Fernando*
Piaget, Jean*
Picasso
Plath, Sylvia*
Play (Creative processes in)
Poetry
Problem Finding
Problem Solving
Prodigies
Programs and Courses in Creativity
Psycholinguistics
Rank, Otto
Remote Associates
Research Methods
Research: Qualitative
Research: Quantitative
Rewards
Risk-taking
Schizophrenia and Psychosis
Schumann, Clara
Schumann, Robert*
Science (Creativity In)
Self-Actualization
Serendipity
Sexton, Anne*
Shakespeare, William*
Shaw, George Bernard* 
Social Psychology
Sociobiology
Socio-Economic Status
Spirituality
Sports and Creativity
Steiglitz, Alfred
Stress and Creativity
Substance Abuse and Creativity
Suicide
Synaesthesia
Synchronicity
Systems Approach
Tactics and Strategies for Creativity
Tagore, Rabindranath*
Talent and Creativity
Teaching Creativity
Teams
Teasdale, Sara
Testing/Measurement/Assessment
The Creative Sector and Class of Society
The Four Ps of Creativity: Person, Product, Process, and Press
Theatre
Theories of Creativity
Therapy and Counselling (Creative Processes In)
Time
Toulouse-Latrec, Henri de*
Training
Trajectories
Transforming Illness and Visual Art
Unconscious
Underacheivement
van Gogh, Vincent*
Vygotsky, Lev Semenovich*
War
Wertheimer, Max
Women and Creativity
Woolf, Virginia*
Wordsworth, William*
Wright, Wilbur and Orville*
Writing and Creativity
Zeitgeist
Zen

*Denotes online-only article