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Creativity 101 by James C. Kaufman, PhD
James C. Kaufman, PhD : Overview of Creativity 101 by James C. Kaufman

Overview of Creativity 101 by James C. Kaufman

Springer Publishing Company, 2009

Springer Publishing Company has released Creativity 101 by James C. Kaufman as part of their Psych 101 Series, "short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology."

Creativity 101 will be of special interest to students of psychology and anyone interested in creativity research, theories, definitions, manifestation, and measurement.

From the back cover:

"What is creativity and how can we measure it? Creativity 101 serves as a brief, engaging introduction to the field of creativity. Dr. Kaufman presents the cutting-edge research and analyzes new and emerging theories in the the field. This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more.

Key topics discussed:

  • The "Four P's" of creativity: person, product, process, and press
  • How creativity influences personality, motivation, intelligence, and talent
  • The dark side of creativity: the relationship between creativity and mental illness
  • Emerging directions in creativity research, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature.

Chapter Overview:

Chapter 1: Defining Creativity (read excerpt on Creativity Portal)

Chapter 2: Modern Theories of Creativity

Chapter 3: Is Creativity One Thing or Many Things?

Chapter 4: Where Does Creativity Fit In? Personality, Motivation, and Intelligence

Chapter 5: Does Creativity Have a Dark Side?

Chapter 6: Should Creativity Be Included in School Admissions?

Chapter 7: Looking Forward: What Now?

© 2009 James C. Kaufman. Reprinted with permission of Springer Publishing Company James C. Kaufman is an Associate Professor at the California State University at San Bernardino More »