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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.
- 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 research.
- Online version contains an additional 26 biographies of famously creative people
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.
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Executive Advisory Board
About the Editors-in-Chief
About the Executive Advisory Board
Adaptation, Adaptiveness, and Creativity
Advertising with Art: Creative Visuals
Aesthetics and Creativity
Altered and Transitional States
Art and Aesthetics
Art, Artists, and Arts Audiences: Their Implications for the Psychology of Creativity
Attitudes and Creativity
Attribution and Creativity
Sri Aurobindo 1872–1950: A Yogi and a Poet
Barriers to Creativity and Creative Attitudes
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
Behavioral Approaches to Creativity
Bipolar Mood Disorders
David Bohm 1917–1992
Brain and Neuropsychology
Mary Cassatt 1844–1926
Chaos Theory and Creativity
Charlie Chaplin 1889–1977
Julia Child 1912–2004
Camille Claudel 1864–1943
Climate for Creativity
Cognitive Style and Creativity
Componential Models of Creativity
Computers and Creativity
Contrarianism and Creativity
Creative Environments, Conditions, and Settings
The Creative Sector and Class of Society
Creativity in Science
Creativity Through History
Crime and Creativity
Cross-Cultural Differences in Creativity
Cultural Diversity and Creativity
Dance and Creativity
The Dark Side of Creativity
Definitions of Creativity
Developmental Trends in Creative Abilities and Potentials
Dialectical Thinking: Further Implications for Creative Thinking
Distribution of Creativity
Domains of Creativity
Dreams and Creativity
East vs. West
Economic Perspectives on Creativity
Education and Creativity
Enhancement of Creativity
Evolving Systems Approach
Expressive Arts Therapy
Families and Creativity
Ella Fitzgerald 1917–1996
Flow and Optimal Experience
Food, Creativity of Recipes, Pairings, Menus
The Four Ps of Creativity: Person, Product, Process, and Press
Friendship and Creativity
Mahatma Gandhi 1869–1948
Genius and Greatness
Giftedness and Creativity
Joseph Haydn 1732–1809
Handwriting and Creativity
Katharine Hepburn 1907–2003
Heuristics: Strategies in Creative Problem Solving
Historical Conceptions of Creativity
Grace Murray Hopper 1906–1992
Humor and Creativity
Intelligence (as Related to Creativity)
Janusian, Homospatial and Sepconic Articulation Processes
James Joyce 1882–1941
Frida Kahlo 1907–1954
Akira Kurosawa 1910–1998
Life Stages of Creativity
Logic and Reasoning
Mad Genius Controversy
Matthew, Pygmalion, and Founder Effects
Margaret Mead 1901–1978
Memory & Creativity
Mental Health: Affective Disorders
Claude Monet 1840–1926
Moral Issues in Creativity
Nature/Nurture and Creativity
Perception and Creativity
Personality: Autonomy and Independence
Pablo Picasso 1881–1973
Programs and Courses in Creativity
Otto Rank 1884–1939
Research and Methods
Rewards and Creativity
Schizophrenia and Psychosis
Clara Wieck-Schumann 1819–1896
Socio-Economic Status and Performance on Creativity Tests
Sports and Creativity
Alfred Stieglitz 1864–1946
Stress and Creativity
Substance Abuse and Creativity
Synchronicity and Creativity
Tactics and Strategies for Creativity
Talent and Creativity
Sara Teasdale 1884–1933
Theories of Creativity
Therapy and Counseling (Creative Process in)
Transforming Illness and Visual Art
Max Wertheimer 1880–1943
Women and Creativity
Writing and Creativity
Appendix I: Chronology of Events and Significant Ideas and Works on Creativity
Appendix II: Tests of Creativity
Albert Einstein 1879–1955
Alexander Graham Bell 1847–1922
Anne Sexton 1928–1974
The Brontë Sisters: Charlotte Brontë (Currer Bell) 1816–1855, Anne Brontë (Acton Bell) 1818–1848, Emily Brontë (Ellis Bell) 1820–1849
Charles Robert Darwin 1809–1882
Fernando Pessoa (Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis, Bernardo Soares, and many more) 1888–1935
George Bernard Shaw 1856–1950
Georgia O’Keeffe 1887–1986
Hans Adolf Krebs 1900–1981
Henri-Marie-Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa 1864–1901
Isak Dinesen 1885–1962
Jean Piaget 1896–1980
Leonardo da Vinci 1452–1519
Lev Semenovich Vygotsky 1896–1934
Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) 1832–1898
Marie Sklodowska Curie 1867–1934
Paul Cézanne 1839–1906
Rabindranath Tagore 1861–1941
Robert Schumann 1810–1856
Sigmund Freud 1856–1939
Sylvia Plath 1932–1963
Vincent van Gogh 1853–1890
Virginia (Stephen) Woolf 1882–1941
Wilbur Wright 1867–1912 and Orville Wright 1871–1948
William Shakespeare 1564–1616
William Wordsworth 1770–1850
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Mark Runco, Director of Creativity Research & Programming, Southern Oregon University, Ashland OR, USA Mark Runco earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the Claremont Graduate School in California and has studied creativity ever since. He is currently a Director of Creativity Research & Programming, Southern Oregon University, Ashland OR, USA He began his teaching career as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii, Hilo. He then taught at Cal State Fullerton for 22 years. He was also an adjunct professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration for nearly 15 years and lectured regularly at Universidad de Cantabria in Spain and Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an, China. He is a distinguished consulting faculty member at the Saybrook Graduate University in San Francisco and remains on the University of Georgia Graduate Faculty Mark developed nine seminars on creativity, including "Creativity: What It Is and What It Is Not," "The Assessment of Creativity," "Creative Cognition," and "Social Contexts for Creativity." He is Fellow and past president of Division 10 (Psychology, Art, Creativity, and Aesthetics) of the American Psychological Association. Mark also founded the Creativity Research Journal, which he still edits, along with two new journals: Business Creativity and the Creative Economy, and the Journal of Genius and Eminence. In 2010, Mark published the "rCAB" (Runco Creativity Assessment Battery), a comprehensive battery of tests for the assessment of creativity. He has published over 300 articles, chapters, and books on creativity, its measurement and enhancement. His textbook Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice has been translated into 10 languages. The 3rd edition will be published in 2020. He also was an Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Creativity, which was published in 1999 and the second edition, which was published in 2011.
Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, USA
Steven Pritzker, Psychology/Creativity Studies Faculty, Saybrook University, Pasadena, CA, USA Steven Pritzker received his Ph.D.in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California. He taught Writing and Creativity and Writing at UCLA Extension and Foothill College and Educational Psychology at USC. Steven was a Professor for 17 years at Saybrook University where he founded and was Director of the Creativity Studies Certificate and the Creativity Studies Masters and Doctoral Specializations. He is still on the faculty there and has guest lectured at universities and spoken at conferences in many countries. Steven’s research has dealt with creativity and writing in television; collaborative creativity in writing and business; creativity and spirituality; audience flow; the effect of alcohol on creativity; comedians and longevity and the creative process in high achieving writers. Dr. Pritzker is Past President a Fellow of Division 10 of The American Psychological Association (Psychology of Creativity, Aesthetics and The Arts). He also served on the Educational Coalition of the American Psychological Association where he was commissioned to be Executive Producer of the video Creativity in the Classroom which is among the top ten most viewed videos released by APA. He also developed this into a Continuing Education Module for psychologists and teachers. Steven worked in network television where he was a Writer and/or Executive Story Editor, Producer, Supervising Producer or Executive Producer on over 200 network television shows. His credits include writing episodes of the Emmy winning Mary Tyler Moore Show and Room 222. He is a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America. His background in the business world includes experience in marketing, advertising, training, and consulting. He has presented seminars regarding business and creativity. Steven was Humor Editor and a write for Psychology Today magazine and Editor-in-Chief of the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Creativity published in 1999 as well as the second edition published in June 2011.
Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA, USA
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2012, American Library Association
"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."
"...something to catch the interests of nearly any reader with a curious mind...
- PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
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