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The Creativity Research Handbook: Volume 3

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Code: 978-1-61289-101-9

Title: The Creativity Research Handbook: Volume 3
Editor(s): Mark A. Runco
Publish Date: August 2012
Pages: 362
Format: Paper
Few topics are as important--or as intriguing--as creativity. It plays a huge role in virtually every field, from art to organizational science, from counseling to technology. It is related to both psychological and physical health, the effectiveness of problem solving, and innumerable everyday activities. Each of us will benefit, on personal and professional levels, if we interest in our creative potential and make decisions taking sound research into account. The present volume, one of three in The Creativity Research Handbook series, goes into great depth about the research on creativity. It will bring the scholar up to date and bring the newcomer up to speed about what has been done in creativity research. These volumes cover long-standing areas of study, such as development and creativity, as well as new applications of creativity research, including economic research and studies of stress and creativity. Each chapter is thorough and focuses on reliable research. No other source will bring anyone up to date quite so well as The Creativity Research Handbooks.

Contents: Preface. Art and Aesthetics: Toward a Multiparadigmatic Approach, Stéphanie Z. Dudek. Affective States and Traits in Creativity: Evidence for Nonlinear Relationships, Gregory J. Feist. Creativity and Play, Sandra W. Russ. Metaphor and Creativity, Albert Rothenberg and Carl R. Hausman. Creativity, Stress and Suicide, Mark A. Runco. Imagining Possible Worlds through Children's Play to Confront and Create New Realities, Jerome L. Singer and Dorothy G. Singer. Gender Differences in Creativity, John Baer. Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity, Rebecca D. Dodds, Thomas B. Ward, and Steven M. Smith. Everyday Creativity, its Assessment, and the Lifetime Creativity Scales, Dennis K. Kinney, Ruth L. Richards, and Marti Southam.

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