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The Nature of Creativity : Contemporary Psychological Perspectives - Robert J. Sternberg

The Nature of Creativity

Contemporary Psychological Perspectives

By: Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th November 1988
ISBN: 9780521338929
Number Of Pages: 466

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Originally published in 1988, this book provides sixteen chapters by acknowledged experts on the richness and diversity of psychological approaches to the study of creativity. Addressing various aspects and levels of analysis, together they constitute a broad survey of the understanding of what it is to be 'creative'. In the first part of The Nature of Creativity, the role of the environment is discussed. In the second part, the role of the individual is viewed - first from a psychometric perspective; and then from a cognitive or information-processing perspective. In the third part, the role of interaction between individual and environment is examined, first through studies of creative lives; and then through studies of creative systems. The final part consists of an integration and comparison of these various approaches to creativity. A broad audience of psychologists, educators, students and general readers will welcome this lively and thought-provoking investigation.

List of contributors
The Role of the Environment in Creativity
The conditions of creativity
The Role of the Individual in Creativity
Psychometric Approaches
The nature of creativity as manifest in its testing
Putting creativity to work
Various approaches to and definitions of creativity
Cognitive Approaches
A three-facet model of creativity
Problem solving and creativity
A computational model of scientific insight
Freedom and constraint in creativity
Creativity as a mechanical process
The Role of the Individual-Environment Interaction in Creativity
The Study of Creative Lives
Inching our way up Mount Olympus: the evolving-systems approach to creative thinking
Creativity: dreams, insights and transformations
Creative lines and creative works: a synthetic scientific approach
The Study of Creative Systems
Society, culture, and person: a systems view of creativity
Creativity and talent as learning
The possibility of invention
Creativity, leadership, and chance
Integration and Conclusion
What do we know about creativity?
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521338929
ISBN-10: 0521338921
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 7th November 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.11  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.62

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