Description

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.

Key Features

  • Named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication
  • Serves as a compendium of reviews of a number of domain-specific areas, such as acting, dance, expressive arts, film, food, music, religion, science, sports, theater, and writing.
  • Creativity and education are examined in articles about thought processes, such as developmental trends in creative abilities and potentials, the enhancement of creativity, intelligence, knowledge, play, prodigies, programs and courses, talent and teaching creativity.
  • Cognitive aspects of creativity can be investigated in articles about altered and transitional states, analogies, attention, cognitive style, divergent thinking, flow and optimal experience, metacognition, metaphors, problem-finding, problem-solving, and remote associates.
  • Covers business and organizational creativity in articles about advertising with art, creative visuals, business/management, creativity coaching, creativity exercises, entrepreneurship, group dynamics, innovation, leadership, organizational culture, organizational development, teams, and training, among others.
  • Explicitly examines the complex interrelationship between society and creativity in articles about awards, conformity and conventionality, the creative sector and class of society, cultural diversity, the dark side of creativity, East vs. West, networking, social psychology, war, zeitgeist, and others.
  • Personal and interpersonal creativity is discussed in articles relating to collaboration, family, life stages, mentors, networking, personal creativity and self-actualization.
  • Focuses on scientific information about creativity, there are also articles that discuss brain and neuropsychology, concepts of creativity, definitions of creativity, expertise, longitudinal studies, researching art, artists and art audiences, research methods, phenomenology research and qualitative resear

Readership

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.

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 Experien

Details

No. of pages:
1384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Not Applicable ISBN:
9780123750396
Electronic ISBN:
9780123750389

Awards

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2012, American Library Association

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