1st Edition

Creativity and Innovation Theory, Research, and Practice

By Jonathan A. Plucker Copyright 2017
    334 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Creativity and innovation are frequently mentioned as key 21st-century skills for career and life success. Indeed, recent research provides evidence that the jobs of the future will increasingly require the ability to bring creative solutions to complex problems. And creativity is often the spice of life, that little extra something that makes the mundane into the interesting, making our routines into fresh new approaches to our daily lives. Over the past quarter century, our understanding of creativity has advanced significantly—we know more about what it is (and isn't), we better understand how to foster it, and we have deeper, more complex knowledge about how it relates to intelligence, leadership, personality, and other constructs. This book brings together some of the world's best thinkers and researchers on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to provide a comprehensive but highly readable overview of these exciting, important topics.

    Foreword Foreword Introduction Creativity: It's Not Just for Hippies Anymore CHAPTER 11 Defining Creativity Hot TopicHot Topic 1 Connected but Different: Comparing and Contrasting Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship CHAPTER 2 Theories of Creativity Hot Topic 22 The Dark Side of Creativity: Potential Better Left Unfulfilled CHAPTER 3 Creative Products: Defining and Measuring Novel Solutions CHAPTER 4 High-Tech Innovation, Creativity, and Regional Development CHAPTER 5 Cognition and Creative Thought Hot TopicHot Topic 3 Are Creativity and Intelligence Related? CHAPTER 6 Creative Productivity Across the Life Span CHAPTER 7 Pretend Play and Creativity CHAPTER 8 Creative Articulation CHAPTER 9 Why Do We Create?: The Roles of Motivation, Mindset, and Passion in Human Creativity CHAPTER 10 The Creative Personality: Current Understandings and Debates Hot Topic 4 Creativity and Mental Illness: So Many Studies, So Many Wrong Conclusions CHAPTER 11 Investing in Creativity in Students: The Long and Short (Term) of It Hot Topic 5 Creativity Assessment CHAPTER 12 Creativity in Business CHAPTER 13 Leadership and Creativity: What Leaders Can Do to Facilitate Creativity in Organizations Hot Topic 6 Creativity and Conformity: A Paradoxical Relationship CHAPTER 14 Technology and Creativity Hot Topic 7 Creative Leisure About the Editor About the Authors Index


    Prof. Jonathan Plucker is the Julian C. Stanley Endowed Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University, where he works in the School of Education and Center for Talented Youth.

    Exceptionally well organized and presented, “Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research, and Practice” is an impressive compendium of informed and informative articles contributed by experts in the field . . . very highly recommended for both community and academic library collections.,Midwest Book Review, 11/1/16
    Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research, and Practice brings together the work and insight of some of the most well-known researchers in creativity and highlights the importance of cultivating, assessing, and understanding creativity as it relates to intelligence, leadership, personality, and other constructs. ,Gifted Child Today, 7/1/18