1st Edition

The Creativity Conundrum A Propulsion Model of Kinds of Creative Contributions

    154 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    154 Pages
    by Psychology Press

    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.

    The Propulsion Model of Creative Contributions.
    Forward Incrementation.
    Advance Forward Incrementation.
    Reconstruction / Redirection.
    The Relation of the Propulsion Model to Theories of Creativity.


    Robert J. Sternberg is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education and Director of the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise at Yale University. His doctorate in psychology is from Stanford and he has four honorary doctorates. He is the author of more than 850 articles and books on human abilities., James C. Kaufman is an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for New Constructs at Educational Testing Service. He received his doctorate in psychology from Yale University. He is the author of three other books, published or in press, and is the Associate Editor of Research in the Schools., Jean E. Pretz is a doctoral candidate in the psychology department at Yale University. She received a B.A. in psychology and music from Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, and an M.S. from Yale University. In 2001, she received the American Psychological Society Student Caucus Student Research Competition Award. Her interests include creativity, intuition, expertise, and transfer in problem solving.