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The Nature of Creativity


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Preface; List of contributors; Introduction; Part I. The Role of the Environment in Creativity: 1. The conditions of creativity Beth A. Hennessey and Teresa M. Amabile; Part II. The Role of the Individual in Creativity; Section 1. Psychometric Approaches: 2. The nature of creativity as manifest in its testing E. Paul Torrance; 3. Putting creativity to work Frank Barron; 4. Various approaches to and definitions of creativity Calvin W. Taylor; Section 2. Cognitive Approaches: 5. A three-facet model of creativity Robert J. Sternberg; 6. Problem solving and creativity Robert W. Weisberg; 7. A computational model of scientific insight Pat Langley and Randolph Jones; 8. Freedom and constraint in creativity Philip N. Johnson-Laird; 9. Creativity as a mechanical process Roger C. Schank; Part III. The Role of the Individual-Environment Interaction in Creativity; Section 1. The Study of Creative Lives: 10. Inching our way up Mount Olympus: the evolving-systems approach to creative thinking Howard E. Gruber and Sara N. Davis; 11. Creativity: dreams, insights and transformations David Henry Feldman; 12. Creative lines and creative works: a synthetic scientific approach Howard Gardener; Section 2. The Study of Creative Systems: 13. Society, culture, and person: a systems view of creativity Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi; 14. Creativity and talent as learning Herbert J. Walberg; 15. The possibility of invention D. N. Perkins; 16. Creativity, leadership, and chance Dean Keith Simonton; Part IV. Integration and Conclusion: 17. What do we know about creativity? Twila Z. Tardiff and Robert J. Sternberg; Author index; Subject index.

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This 1988 book provides sixteen chapters by acknowledged experts on the richness and diversity of psychological approaches to the study of creativity.

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