Encyclopedia of Creativity - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128156148

Encyclopedia of Creativity

3rd Edition

Editors: Mark Runco Steven Pritzker
Book ISBN: 9780128156148
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd April 2020
Page Count: 1780
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Encyclopedia of Creativity, Volume Three builds on previous two editions, bring strong foundational knowledge on the full range of creativity research, from creativity in education, to creativity in business and organizations. The complex interrelationship between society and creativity is also examined 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, and more.

Key Features

  • Incorporates the expertise of over 200 outstanding investigators who present content from leading experts in the field
  • Covers creativity and education, business and organizational creativity, and the cognitive aspects of creativity
  • Provides knowledge, examples and best practices based on research which can be integrated into the lives of readers in business, the arts and education
  • Includes online resources, including images, videos and tables that provide additional valuable information and encourage readers to follow their own interests


Undergraduate and graduate students interested in creativity and innovation in psychology, business and the arts as well as academic libraries and creativity practitioners

Table of Contents

Associative networks
Cognitive Hyperspace
Criticism (its role in art and science)
Creative Economies
Computerized creativity testing
Conflict resolution
Cultural Innovation
Diversity (Replace Cultural Diversity and Creativity)
Government and Policy Making
Humanistic Psychology
Industrial Design
Landscape Design 
Language (Possible combination of analogies and metaphor entries) 
Mathematics (creative in, and in abstract thought, throughout history)
Military (Perhaps incorporate current entry regarding war)
Mind wandering
Models of Creativity
Neuroscience of Creativity
Political Science 
Proportions (measures) of Gray matter
Regional Creativity
Social Transformation
Transcranial enhancement (brain)
Values and Creativity


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About the Editor

Mark Runco

Mark Runco

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development, USA

Steven Pritzker

Steven Pritzker

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


Affiliations and Expertise

Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA, USA

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