The Creativity Conundrum: A Propulsion Model of Kinds of Creative Contributions, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Creativity Conundrum

A Propulsion Model of Kinds of Creative Contributions, 1st Edition

By Robert J. Sternberg, James C. Kaufman, Jean E. Pretz

Psychology Press

154 pages

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This book challenges traditional notions of creativity as a trait, and brings forward ideas of multiple types of creativity, along with the possibility of development of creativity.

Table of Contents

The Propulsion Model of Creative Contributions.



Forward Incrementation.

Advance Forward Incrementation.


Reconstruction / Redirection.



The Relation of the Propulsion Model to Theories of Creativity.


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Essays in Cognitive Psychology

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology