Stimulating Creativity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126642018, 9781483258065

Stimulating Creativity

1st Edition

Individual Procedures

Authors: Morris I. Stein
eBook ISBN: 9781483258065
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1974
Page Count: 368
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Stimulating Creativity: Volume 1, Individual Procedures discusses the psychological and social factors affecting creativity, including techniques applicable in technological and consumer-related product areas. Creativity is a process consisting of three overlapping stages—hypothesis formation, hypothesis testing, and the communication of results. The book reviews past criteria of creativity, and then suggests techniques, based on social and psychological differentiating characteristics of creativity, that can stimulate creativity. The text also considers some procedures which the individual can use to stimulate creativity, or overcome blocks that stop creativity. The book explains in detail individual procedures, group procedures, as well the techniques appropriate in each stage of the creative process. The text notes that the creative process occurs in a social context, primarily manifested during the communication stage. The book considers the following group procedures for stimulating creativity, namely, brainstorming, creative problem-solving, synectics, and a personality-insight approach. Examples of programs employed in different companies or organization can free an individual from difficulties and problems, make him more receptive to other programs, or he can use these programs as basis to develop newer programs. The book can prove insightful for psychiatrists, psychologists, behavioral scientists, child educators, students or professors in psychology, for parents of young children or adolescents, and also for general readers interested in self-improvement.

Table of Contents


Preface


Acknowledgments


Contents of Volume 2


Part I Plan of The Work


I Introduction


Assumptions Underlying the Discussion


Part II Theory and Criteria


II The Creative Process


Various Descriptions of the Creative Process


Stage I—Hypothesis Formation


Stage II—Hypothesis Testing


Stage III—Communication of Results


Summary


III Criteria in Studies of Creativity


Generally Acknowledged Creativity


Representation in Secondary Sources


Expert Judgment


Quantity of Products


Psychometric Tests


The Process as a Criterion


Summary


Part III Individual Procedures


IV Introduction to Personality Procedures


Research Designs and Theories Involved


Personality Theories


Personality Results


Summary


V Affecting Personality Characteristics: Role Playing, Hypnosis, and Psychotherapy


Role Playing


Affecting the Creative Process


Hypnosis


To Change Personality Characteristics


Psychotherapy


Summary


VI Introduction to Cognitive Procedures


Several Theoretical Issues


Language


Physiognomic Perception and Regression in Service of the Ego


Altered States of Consciousness


Guilford's Intellective Factors


Summary


VII Altering States of Consciousness


The Consciousness That Is to Be Altered


Relaxation-Reflection


Dreams


Alcohol and Caffeine


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No. of pages:
368
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1974
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483258065

About the Author

Morris I. Stein

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