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2nd Edition

Creativity and Innovation
Theory, Research, and Practice

ISBN 9781646321919
Published March 15, 2022 by Routledge
370 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  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

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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.