1st Edition

Creativity Across Domains Faces of the Muse

Edited By James C. Kaufman, John Baer Copyright 2005
    304 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    364 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse sorts through the sometimes-confusing theoretical diversity that domain specificity has spawned. It also brings together writers who have studied creative thinkers in different areas, such as the various arts, sciences, and communication/leadership. Each contributor explains what is known about the cognitive processes, ways of conceptualizing and solving problems, personality and motivational attributes, guiding metaphors, and work habits or styles that best characterize creative people within the domain he or she has investigated.

    In addition, this book features:
    *an examination of how creativity is similar and different in diverse domains;
    *chapters written by an expert on creativity in the domain about which he or she is writing;
    *a chapter on creativity in psychology which examines patterns of performance leading to creative eminence in different areas of psychology; and
    *a final chapter proposing a new theory of creativity--the Amusement Park Theoretical Model.

    This book appeals to creativity researchers and students of creativity; cognitive, education, social, and developmental psychologists; and educated laypeople interested in exploring their own creativity.

    Contents: J.C. Kaufman, J. Baer, Introduction: How People Think, Work, and Act Creatively in Diverse Domains. J. Piirto, The Creative Process in Poets. S.K. Perry, Flow and the Art of Fiction. R.K. Sawyer, Acting. E. Zimmerman, Should Creativity Be a Visual Arts Orphan? J.I. Morris, Creativity and Dance: A Call for Balance. M. Leman, Musical Creativity Research. G.J. Feist, Domain-Specific Creativity in the Physical Sciences. D.K. Simonton, Creativity in Psychology: On Becoming and Being a Great Psychologist. D. Saunders, P. Thagard, Creativity in Computer Science. D. Cropley, A. Cropley, Engineering Creativity: A Systems Concept of Functional Creativity. R.M. Milgram, N.L. Livne, Creativity as a General and a Domain-Specific Ability: The Domain of Mathematics as an Exemplar. M.D. Mumford, J.M. Strange, G.M. Scott, B.P. Gaddis, Creative Problem-Solving Skills in Leadership: Direction, Actions, and Reactions. J.R. Averill, Emotions as Mediators and as Products of Creative Activity. C.M. Ford, D.M. Sullivan, Selective Retention Processes That Create Tensions Between Novelty and Value in Business Domains. M. Basadur, Management: Synchronizing Different Kinds of Creativity. D. Ambrose, Creativity in Teaching: Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions. R.J. Sternberg, The Domain Generality Versus Specificity Debate: How Should It Be Posed? J.A. Plucker, The (Relatively) Generalist View of Creativity. J. Baer, J.C. Kaufman, Whence Creativity? Overlapping and Dual-Aspect Skills and Traits. J.C. Kaufman, J. Baer, The Amusement Park Theory of Creativity.


    James C. Kaufman, John Baer