Encyclopedia of Giftedness Creativity and Talent

The results of these subtests were factored into something called a Creativity Index, similar to a quotient, or a composite score. Present-day users of the tests recommend using individual profiles and dimensions.

Encyclopedia of Giftedness  Creativity  and Talent

The three-volume Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of education, psychology, sociology, and the arts.

Creativity In College Students

Sansanwal ( 1987 ) found that there was no significant difference among male students belonging to high and low intelligent groups with respect to mean components of creativity and mean total creativity . Sansanwal and Jarial ( 1979a ) ...

Creativity In College Students

Creativity is the very life blood of human civilization. It is the potentiality which influences human activity in almost all spheres of life. Most of the changes and advancements in the society are the products of creativity. The future of the mankind mainly depends upon the creative abilities of its people. Considering the importance of creativity, this study has been taken up to study the creativity of junior college students. The results indicate that girls are better in creativity than boys, rural students are poor in their creativity than their counterparts, high creative students are characterised by high intelligence, science students are with high creativity than arts students, and high creatives are from high socio-economic status families. Contents: Introduction, Review of Related Research Studies, Statement of the Problem and Hypotheses, Variables of the Study, Method of Investigation, Results and Discussion, Summary and Conclusions, Educational Implications, Limitations and Suggestions for Further Research.

On Intersubjectivity and Cultural Creativity

Before examining the social aspects of this creative process, or the role of human interaction and intersubjectivity in it, it might be worthwhile to take a look at the nature of the process of human, especially cultural, creativity and ...

On Intersubjectivity and Cultural Creativity

One of the foremost religious and social philosophers of the twentieth century, Martin Buber also wrote extensively on sociological subjects, particularly as these affected his philosophical concerns. Collected here, these writings offer essential insights into the human condition as it is expressed in culture and society. Buber's central focus in his sociological work is the relation between social interaction, or intersubjectivity, and the process of human creativity. Specifically, Buber seeks to define the nature and conditions of creativity, the conditions of authentic intersubjective social relations that nurture creativity in society and culture. He attempts to identify situations favorable to creativity that he believes exist to some extent in all cultures, though their fullest development occurs only rarely. Buber considers the combination of open dialogue between human and human and a dialogue between man and God to be necessary for the crystallization of the common discourse that is essential for holding a free, just, and open society together. Important for an understanding of Buber's thought, these writings—touching on education, religion, the state, and charismatic leadership—will be of profound value to students of sociology, philosophy, and religion.

Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy “ Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy is an important work of intellectual synthesis as well as a significantly original contribution to the global conversation ...

Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy

This is a major work by three international scholars at the cutting edge of new research that investigates the emerging set of complex relationships between creativity, design, research, higher education and knowledge capitalism. It highlights the role of the creative and expressive arts, of performance, of aesthetics in general, and the significant role of design as an underlying infrastructure for the creative economy. This book tracks the most recent mutation of these serial shifts - from postindustrial economy to the information economy to the digital economy to the knowledge economy to the 'creative economy' - to summarize the underlying and essential trends in knowledge capitalism and to investigate post-market notions of open source public space. The book hypothesizes that creative economy might constitute an enlargement of its predecessors that not only democratizes creativity and relativizes intellectual property law, but also emphasizes the social conditions of creative work. It documents how these profound shifts have brought to the forefront forms of knowledge production based on the commons and driven by ideas, not profitability per se; and have given rise to the notion of not just 'knowledge management' but the design of 'creative institutions' embodying new patterns of work.

Musical Creativity

18.1 Introduction It is difficult to talk about creativity – musical creativity in particular – in a scientific context. Creativity has been addressed for some time by various research communities in social science, psychology, ...

Musical Creativity

This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in artificial intelligence. This book will address the need for a coherent and thorough exploration. Musical Creativity: Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice comprises seven sections, each viewing musical creativity from a different scientific vantage point, from the philosophy of computer modelling, through music education, interpretation, neuroscience, and music therapy, to experimental psychology. Each section contains discussions by eminent international specialists of the issues raised, and the book concludes with a postlude discussing how we can understand creativity in the work of eminent composer, Jonathan Harvey. This unique volume presents an up-to-date snapshot of the scientific study of musical creativity, in conjunction with ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music). Describing many of the different aspects of musical creativity and their study, it will form a useful springboard for further such study in future years, and will be of interest to academics and practitioners in music, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and other fields concerning the study of human cognition in this most human of behaviours.

Creativity in the Classroom

Divergent thinking, creativity and ideation. In J. C. Kaufman & R. J. Sternberg (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of creativity (pp. 413–446). Cambridge University Press. Runco, M. A. (2010b). Education based on a parsimonious theory of ...

Creativity in the Classroom

Now in its seventh edition, Creativity in the Classroom helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Ideal reading for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching, this foundational textbook covers definitions, research, and theory in the first half, and reflects on classroom practices in the second. Thoroughly revised and updated, the seventh edition features new research on neuroscience and creativity in specific disciplines; new sections on social-emotional learning, teaching engineering, and leadership; and an entire new chapter on building creativity at the school or district level.

Secrets of Creativity

Some of the earliest models of creativity emphasized the importance of divergent thinking to creativity. J. P. Guilford, for example, a believer in the importance of divergent thinking in creativity, was probably responsible more than ...

Secrets of Creativity

Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal draws on insights from leading neuroscientists and scholars in the humanities and the arts to probe creativity in its many contexts, in the everyday mind, the exceptional mind, the scientific mind, the artistic mind, and the pathological mind. Components of creativity are specified with respect to types of memory, forms of intelligence, modes of experience, and kinds of emotion. Authors in this volume take on the challenge of showing how creativity can be characterized behaviorally, cognitively, and neurophysiologically. The complementary perspectives of the authors add to the richness of these findings. Neuroscientists describe the functioning of the brain and its circuitry in creative acts of scientific discovery or aesthetic production. Humanists from the fields of literature, art, and music give analyses of creativity in major literary works, musical compositions, and works of visual art.

Spaces of Vernacular Creativity

Introduction Creativity appeals because it is vital. In this chapter I examine ideas about the dynamics of creativity that embed it in everyday living: in things people do, how they get by, feel a sense of wonder and significance, ...

Spaces of Vernacular Creativity

Creativity has become part of the language of regeneration experts, urban planners and government policy makers attempting to revive the economic and cultural life of cities in the 21st century. Concepts such as the creative class, the creative industries and bohemian cultural clusters have come to dominate thinking about how creativity can contribute to urban renewal. Spaces of Vernacular Creativity offers a critical perspective on the instrumental use of arts and creative practices for the purposes of urban regeneration or civic boosterism. Several important contributions are brought into one volume to examine the geography of locally embedded forms of arts and creative practice. There has been an explosion of interest in both academic and policy circles in the notion of creativity, and its role in economic development and urban regeneration. This book argues for a rethinking of what constitutes creativity, foregrounding non-economic values and practices, and the often marginal and everyday spaces in which creativity takes shape. Drawing on a range of geographic contexts including the U.S., Europe, Canada and Australia, the book explores a diverse array of creative practices ranging from art, music, and design to community gardening and anticapitalist resistance. The book examines working class, ethnic and non-elite forms of creativity, and a variety of creative spaces, including rural areas, suburbs and abandoned areas of the city. The authors argue for a broader and more inclusive conception of what constitutes creative practice, advocating for an approach that foregrounds economies of generosity, conviviality and activism. The book also explores the complexities and nuances that connect the local and the global and finally, the book provides a space for valuing alternative, marginal and displaced knowledges. Spaces of Vernacular Creativity provides an important contribution to the debates on the creative class and on the role of value of creative knowledge and skills. The book aims to contribute to contemporary academic debates regarding the development of post-industrial economies and the cognitive cultural economy. It will appeal to a wide range of disciplines including, geography, applied art, planning, cultural studies, sociology and urban studies, plus specialised programmes on creativity and cultural industries at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Explaining Creativity

Scientists have discovered that creativity is one of those complicated topics that requires the contributions of multiple scientific disciplines. That's why we need the sociocultural approach to explain creativity.

Explaining Creativity

Creativity is part of what makes us human. Perhaps for the first time, we hold in our grasp the potential to explain creativity.

Creativity and Madness

Creativity is , therefore , the production of something that is both new and truly valuable . Creativity in Everyone Is everyone potentially creative , or is the basic creativity in human beings generally unrecognized ?

Creativity and Madness

"In this excellent, concise volume, Rothenberg reports his current views on this fascinating subject... Well argued and judicious... I cannot recommend this book too highly."--Journal of the American Medical Association. "This intriguing theory will no doubt provoke lively debate both in and outside professional circles. For lay readers, however, the book's real pleasure lies in the substantive analyses of Sylvia Plath, August Strindberg, Emily Dickenson, Tennessee Williams, Eugene O'Neill, and William Faulkner."--Wilson Library Bulletin Intrigued by history's list of "troubled geniuses,"Albert Rothenberg investigates how two such opposite conditions -- outstanding creativity and psychosis -- could coexist in the same individual. Rothenberg concludes that high-level creativity transcends the usual modes of logical thought -- and may even superficially resemble psychosis. But he also discovers that all types of creative thinking generally occur in a rational and conscious frame of mind, not in a mystically altered or transformed state. Far from being the source -- or the price -- of creativity, Rothenberg discovers, psychosis and other forms of mental illness are actually hindrances to creative work. Disturbed writers and absent-minded professors make great characters in fiction, but Rothenberg has uncovered an even better story -- the virtually infinite creative potential of healthy human beings.

AI for Creativity

Some philosophical studies have shown a linkage between creativity and dishonesty, traits working in both directions; creativity may lead to dishonesty, and vice versa, dishonesty may lead to creativity, and creative people have in ...

AI for Creativity

What is computational creativity? Can AI learn to be creative? One of the human mind’s most valuable features is the capacity to formulate creative thoughts, an ability that through quantum leap innovations has propelled us to the current digital age. However, creative breakthroughs are easier said than done. Appearing less frequently and more sporadically than desired, it seems that we have not yet fully cracked the creative code. But with the rapid advances in artificial intelligence which have come to provide an ever-closer proximity with the cognitive faculties of mankind, can this emerging technology improve our creative capabilities? What will that look like and will it be the missing link in the man–machine enigma? AI for Creativity provides a fascinating look at what is currently emerging in the very cutting-edge area of artificial intelligence and the tools being developed to enable computational creativity that holds the propensity to dramatically change our lives.

Creativity A Sociological Approach

creativity cult, see Oelze, 12 creativity crisis, 21 creativity exercises in coursework, 30 creativity index, see Florida, 14 Creativity is not a team sport, 25 everyday and social creativity, 8 “hire for creativity”, ...

Creativity     A Sociological Approach

Introducing the first macro-sociological perspective on the concept of creativity this book includes a review of ten domains which have studied creativity. It also explores the results of a six-year on-going research project comparing students' ideas on creativity with employers' and industry professionals' views.

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond

Our horizon in this volume is creativity and innovation in business and beyond. It is entirely likely that the relationship between creativity and innovation will differ markedly across domains and settings. There will be many pathways.

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond

Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond illustrates the ways in which creativity spurs innovation – not only in the realms of business and management, where the innovation is regularly acknowledged and discussed, but throughout the social sciences. With contributions from experts in fields as far-flung as policy, history, economics, law, psychology, and education, in addition to business and management, this volume explores the manifold avenues for creativity and innovation within and across a multitude of disciplines.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity

Eisenberger, R. and K. Byron (2011), 'Rewards and creativity', in M. A. Runco and S. R. Pritzker (eds.), Encyclopedia of creativity, New york, Ny, USA: Elsevier, pp. 313–318. Ekvall, G. (1996), 'Organisational climate for creativity and ...

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity

This book will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in entrepreneurship and creativity issues, coming from a wide range of academic disciplines. These readers will find an up-to-date presentation of existing and new directions for research in

Information Knowledge and Agile Creativity

Rank Quality Salary 1 Creativity €42,293 2 Proposal strength €38,424 3 Proactivity €37,979 4 Curiosity €37, 354 5 Enthusiasm €35,575 6 Taste for challenge €35, 505 Table 5.2. Extract from the table of the “top 10 qualities the most ...

Information  Knowledge and Agile Creativity

Information, Knowledge and Agile Creativity will enlighten entrepreneurs, and is ideal for facilitating an organization’s ability to react and adapt to its environment. Creativity is a system that engenders innovation. While integral at the conception stage, it is also important before and after this phase. This book offers a collection of tools, as well as a methodology, to estimate the agility of an organization to generate and transform ideas into solutions that are not only new but also adapted to their users. To this end, this book presents strategic foresight and problem comprehension methods; tools of sharing and visual information formatting; animation tips for creativity workshops; techniques for generating ideas; and tools for visualizing and mapping ideas, information, and knowledge.

Creativity in Transition

traditional creativity, he derogates it as inferior in order to glorify his own creative status. The remarkable outburst of a female embroiderer in an Uttar Pradesh village, who tells a designer, 'without us, you are nobody', ...

Creativity in Transition

In an era of intensifying globalization and transnational connectivity, the dynamics of cultural production and the very notion of creativity are in transition. Exploring creative practices in various settings, the book does not only call attention to the spread of modernist discourses of creativity, from the colonial era to the current obsession with ‘innovation’ in neo-liberal capitalist cultural politics, but also to the less visible practices of copying, recycling and reproduction that occur as part and parcel of creative improvization.

The Complexity of Creativity

that youngsters who had been very close to their mothers in early childhood scored lower on creativity tests than children whose mothers kept more distance between themselves and the child (Michel & Dudek, 1991).

The Complexity of Creativity

This is a volume on the concepts, theories, models and social consequences of creativity. It contains articles by well-known cognitive scientists, economists, mathematicians, philosophers and psychologists.

Encyclopedia of Creativity

Creativity. in. an. Increasingly. Interconnected. World. Issues having to do with transmission channels, gatekeepers, and creative outlets are currently being widely discussed by people concerned with the health of many contemporary ...

Encyclopedia of Creativity


Creativity and Innovation towards a European Network

Report of the First European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, 'Network in Action', organized by the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO Delft, The Netherlands, 13–16 December 1987 Patrick Colemont, ...

Creativity and Innovation  towards a European Network

Report on the First European Conference on Creativity and Innovation, `Network in Action', organized by the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO Delft, The Netherlands, December 13-16, 1987

Creativity and Humor

My goal is to explore evolutionary explanations for humor and creativity. Structurally, this chapter is organized along the following lines. I first discuss the conceptual relation between humor and creativity, arguing that humor ...

Creativity and Humor

Creativity and Humor provides an overview of the intersection of how humor influences creativity and how creativity can affect humor. The book's chapters speak to the wide reach of creativity and humor with different topics, such as play, culture, work, education, therapy, and social justice covered. As creativity and humor are individual traits and abilities that have each been studied in psychology, this book presents the latest information. Explains how, and why, humor enhances creativity Explores the thought processes behind producing humor and creativity Examines how childhood play is the basis for both creativity and humor Discusses cross-cultural differences in humor and creativity Reviews creativity and humor in politics, teaching and relationships