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 resear
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
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Mark Runco has studied creativity and innovation for 35 years. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology and is Professor at the University of Georgia, as well as Distinguished Research Fellow at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. His PhD is in Cognitive Psychology from the Claremont Graduate School. He also earned his MA and his BA from Claremont. He is founding Editor of the Creativity Research Journal and is on the Editorial Board of Creativity and Innovation Management, the Journal of Creative Behavior and various other academic journals. He is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Creativity (1999, 2011) and in 2015 he collaborated with the International Center for Studies in Creativity to introduce two new academic journals, Business Creativity and the Creative Economy and the Journal of Genius and Eminence. Dr. Runco was Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and the Torrance Professor and Director of the Torrance Creativity Center at UGA. He is Past President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10. Dr. Runco has published over 200 articles, chapters, and books on creativity and innovation.
Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, USA
STEVEN R. PRITZKER, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He is Director of The Creativity Studies Certificate and Masters in Psychology with a Specialization in Creativity Studies. Dr. Pritzker writes both academic and popular press articles and books concerning creativity. He is a fellow and educational coalition representative for the American Psychological Association’s Division 10 (Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and The Arts). He serves on the editorial board of the APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and The Arts. Dr. Pritzker is a former comedy writer-producer who worked on over 200 network television episodes including such popular shows as The Partridge Family, Maude, Fish, The Hogan Family and the Emmy winning Mary Tyler Moore Show and Room 222. He has received Emmy recognition and been nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award. Dr. Pritzker is President of Creativity Source where he consults and coaches organizations and individuals on maximizing their creativity.
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...
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