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Creativity 101 (Paperback) (Ph.D. James C. Kaufman)

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Praise for the First Edition:

Kaufman uses a variety of examples from a wide range of fields…to demonstrate the broadness of the construct and its appeal to a diverse audience. He uses…an appealing, personal way of “speaking” to the audience through the use of anecdotes, asides, and personal experiences…he emphasizes a positive approach and openness to ideas that will be inviting to young scholars [and] cites recent research that is timely and engaging. Most chapters include information on implications, importance, and usefulness of the information…In short, this book is a very comprehensive treatment of a complex topic in an engaging format. . . “

- PsychCritiques

“Faced with a plethora of material and sometimes confusing information [about creativity] I found… Creativity 101a great relief. It offers an immensely enjoyable read while at the same time offering a thoroughly satisfying overview from an academic point of view…I found myself learning and having fun at the same time.”

Gifted and Talented International

What is creativity? How does it work? How does it flourish in individuals and organizations? Now in its second edition, this bestselling introductory text--written by one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of creativity--is completely updated and expanded to reflect the tremendous growth in this field. In a redesigned, reader-friendly format, the text surveys the latest theories and research to provide key information about what we know (and don’t know) about creativity including its many definitions and measures. It addresses how creativity operates on individual and social/environmental levels, and the effects and outcomes of the creative mind.

This much-praised book is an ideal brief text for courses on creativity in psychology, education, business, and other fields, as well as cross-disciplinary seminars and programs in creativity studies.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Completely updated and expanded with new theories and research

  • Restructured to enhance flow of information and ease of use

  • New chapters on measuring creativity, creativity and mental health, creative environments, how creativity is perceived by self and society, and its positive and negative aspects

  • Coverage of new models and frameworks

  • Expanded coverage of creativity and motivation, mental illness, and mood; history of creativity research; the creative process; and neuroscientific theories and approaches

  • Thorough reconceptualization of creativity and personality

  • New content on differences between creativity, imagination, and innovation

  • Expanded coverage of creati

Number of Pages: 349
Genre: Psychology, Education
Sub-Genre: Educational Psychology, Creative Ability
Series Title: Psych 101 Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Pub Co
Author: Ph.D. James C. Kaufman
Language: English
Street Date: March 18, 2016
TCIN: 50814046
UPC: 9780826129529
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-5974
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