- Summarizes research regarding domain specificity in creativity
- Outlines implications of these findings for creativity theory, testing, and teaching
- Identifies unanswered questions and new research opportunities
Psych researchers in creativity/personality, also cognitive psych, social psych, educational psych
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Domain Specificity: Introduction and Overview
- How is Creativity Measured?
Chapter 2: Research Evidence for Domain Specificity
- What Domain Generality and Domain Specificity Predict
- What Cross-Domain Creativity Assessments Show
- Validity Check Interlude
- Summary of What Assessments of Actual Creative Products Tell Us About Domain Generality
- Evidence for Domain Generality
- False Evidence: Why the Existence of Polymaths Cannot Help Resolve the Generality/Specificity Question
- What Can We Conclude?
Chapter 3: Implications of Domain Specificity for Creativity Theory
Chapter 4: Implications of Domain Specificity for Creativity Research
Chapter 5: Implications of Domain Specificity for Creativity Assessment
- Guilford’s Structure of the Intellect Model and Tests of Divergent Thinking
- Validity of Tests of Divergent Thinking
- The Future of Divergent-Thinking Tests
- Self-Report Measures of Creativity
- Assessment of Actual Creative Performance
- The Remote Associates Test
- The Future of Creativity Assessment
Chapter 6: Implications of Domain Specificity for Creativity Training
Chapter 7: Finding Common Ground: The APT Model of Creativity and Metatheoretical Approaches to Understanding Creativity
- Composite Theories
- No. of pages: 204
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 2015
- Published: November 6, 2015
- Imprint: Academic Press
- Hardcover ISBN: 9780127999623
- eBook ISBN: 9780128002896
About the Author
His research on the development of creativity and his teaching have both won national awards, including the American Psychological Association's Berlyne Prize and the National Conference on College Teaching and Learning’s Award for Innovative Excellence. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Creative Behavior; Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts; and the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving.
His books include Being Creative Inside and Outside the Classroom; Creativity and Divergent Thinking: A Task-Specific Approach; Creative Teachers, Creative Students; Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse; Reason and Creativity in Development; Are We Free? Psychology and Free Will; Essentials of Creativity Assessment; Creatively Gifted Students Are Not Like Other Gifted Students; and Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom. He has published more than one hundred journal articles, research papers and chapters for edited books.
Dr. Baer has taught at all levels from elementary through graduate school. He has been a teacher and program director in gifted education and served as a Regional Director in the Odyssey of the Mind creative problem solving program. Dr. Baer is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and he has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Educational Testing Service, the National Center for Educational Statistics, the Carnegie Foundation, and Yale, Rutgers, and Rider Universities.
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