2nd Edition

Creativity and Innovation Theory, Research, and Practice

Edited By Jonathan A. Plucker Copyright 2022
    370 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    370 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    370 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Prufrock Press

    Creativity and innovation are frequently mentioned as key skills for career and life success in today’s world. This award-winning book brings together some of the world's best thinkers and researchers to offer insights on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    The new edition features fully updated chapters, including expanded coverage of exciting topics such as group creativity, ethics, development, makerspaces, and lessons from other fields. Educational applications are emphasized throughout.

    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. With this book’s comprehensive and readable approach, you’ll be able to understand what creativity truly is (and isn't), how to foster it, and how it relates to intelligence, leadership, personality, and other concepts.

    1. Defining Creativity
    2. Gayle T. Dow

    3. Theories of Creativity
    4. Ronald A. Beghetto and James C. Kaufman

    5. Hot Topic: Sociocultural Approaches to Creativity
    6. Vlad P. Glăveanu

    7. The Creative Personality: Current Understandings and Debates
    8. Gregory J. Feist

    9. Why Do We Create? The Roles of Mindset, Motivation, and Passion
    10. Magdalena G. Grohman and Heather T. Snyder

    11. Hot Topic: Creativity and Mental Illness: So Many Studies, So Many Scattered Conclusions
    12. James C. Kaufman

    13. Hot Topic: Neuroscience of Creativity
    14. Oshin Vartanian

    15. Cognition and Creative Thought
    16. Cynthia Sifonis

    17. Hot Topic: Insight: Developing Creative Thinkers with Ahas and Uh-ohs?
    18. Gillian Hill

    19. A Pragmatic View of Teaching and Measuring Creativity Inside Digital Media Design
    20. Matthew J. Worwood

    21. Hot Topic: Creative Efficiency: More Ideas, Better, Faster!
    22. Stuart Goldsmith

    23. Creative Productivity across the Life Span
    24. Dean Keith Simonton

    25. Hot Topic: Development of Creativity: Different Phases for Different Ages
    26. Sandra W. Russ

    27. Hot Topic: Pretend Play and Creativity
    28. Sandra W. Russ and Alexis W. Lee

    29. Investing in Creativity in Students: The Long and Short (term) of It
    30. Amy K. Graefe and Stuart N. Omdal

    31. Hot Topic: Creativity in Groups: Catalyst or Complication?
    32. Melanie S. Meyer and Jonathan A. Plucker

    33. Teachers and Creativity
    34. Kristen N. Lamb

    35. Hot Topic: Creativity Assessment
    36. Meihua Qian, Jonathan A. Plucker, and Qianyi Gao

    37. Hot Topic: Failure and Creativity
    38. Ronald A. Beghetto

    39. Why are We Creative? Novel and Effective Products
    40. David H. Cropley

    41. Hot Topic: Makerspaces: Supporting Creativity and Innovation By Design
    42. Kylie Peppler

    43. Hot Topic: Creative Articulation
    44. Jonathan A. Plucker

    45. Hot Topic: Ethical Reflection as a Part of Creative Problem Solving
    46. Magdalena G. Grohman, Matthew J. Brown, and Eun Ah Lee

    47. What Teachers Should Know about Creativity in Business
    48. Richard Madden

    49. Leadership and Creativity: What Leaders Can Do to Facilitate Creativity in Organizations
    50. Ryan P. Royston and Roni Reiter-Palmon

    51. A Socio-cultural Perspective on Creativity and Technology: New Synergies for Education

    Danah Henriksen, Punya Mishra, and Carolina Torrejon Capurro


    Jonathan A. Plucker, PhD is the Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of both the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts and the National Association for Gifted Children.