1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Cognition

Edited By Linden J. Ball, Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau Copyright 2024
    834 Pages 86 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Cognition is an authoritative reference work that offers a well-balanced overview of current scholarship across the full breadth of the rapidly expanding field of creative cognition. It contains 43 chapters written by world-leading researchers, covering foundational issues and concepts as well as state-of-the-art research developments.

    The handbook draws extensively on contemporary work exploring the cognitive representations and processes associated with creativity, whether studied in the laboratory or as it arises in real-world practice in domains such as education, art, science, entrepreneurship, design, and technological innovation. Chapters also examine the sociocognitive and cultural aspects of creativity in teams and organisations, while additionally capturing the latest research on the cognitive neuroscience of creativity.

    Providing a compelling synopsis of emerging trends and debates in the field of creative cognition and positioning these in relation to established findings and theories, this text provides a clear sense of the way in which new research is challenging traditional viewpoints. It is an essential reading for researchers in the field of creative cognition as well as advanced students wishing to learn more about the latest developments in this important and rapidly growing area of enquiry.

    Part I: Reflections on the Fundamental Contents and Mechanisms of Creative Cognition
    1. Divergent Thinking as Creative Cognition
    Mark A. Runco
    2. Measuring Creativity with the Consensual Assessment Technique (CAT)
    Karl K. Jeffries
    3. Constraints and Creativity: Classifying, Balancing, and Managing Constraints
    Balder Onarheim and Dagný Valgeirsdóttir
    4. The Role of Serendipity in Creative Cognition
    Wendy Ross and Selene Arfini
    5. The Two Faces of Curiosity in Creative Cognition: Curiosity1, Curiosity2 (and their Interaction)
    Janet Metcalfe and William James Jacobs 
    6. Thinking Wide and Narrow: A ‘Cultural Creative Cognition’ Approach to Possibility thinking
    Vlad P. Glăveanu
    7. Analogy and the Transfer of Creative Insights
    Thomas C. Ormerod
    8. Creative Cognition: From Ideation to Innovation
    Nathaniel Barr, Lucas Klein, Michael J.  McNamara, and Kelly Peters
    9. Insight in the Kinenoetic Field
    Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau
    Part II: Reflections on the Nature of Creative Cognition as Revealed through Traditional Methodologies
    10. Idea Generation and Associative Memory
    Richard W. Hass
    11. Creatively Searching through Semantic Memory Structure: A Short Integrative Review
    Yoed N. Kenett
    12. Mental Imagery and Creative Cognition
    David G. Pearson
    13. Incubation
    Ken Gilhooly
    14. Of Night and Light and the Half-Light: The Role of Multidimensions of Emotion and Tolerance of Uncertainty in Creative Flow
    Genevieve M. Cseh
    15. Problem-Solving, Collaboration, and Creativity
    Jennifer Wiley and Olga Goldenberg
    16. Metaphoric Creativity as Embodied Performance in Social Interaction  
    Thomas Jensen
    17. Analyzing Changing Patterns of External Reference Use from Informal Lab Group Presentations to Formal Colloquia
    Christian D. Schunn, Lelyn D. Saner and Susannah Paletz
    18. Measuring Judgment and Decision-making in Developmental Samples: Assessment of the Generation of Cognitively Sophisticated Responses and Implications for the Study of Creative Cognition
    Jala Rizeq and Maggie E. Toplak
    19. The Phenomenology of Insight: The Aha! Experience
    Amory H. Danek
    20. Reconcilable Differences: Working Memory Capacity Both Supports and Hinders Insight
    Marci S. DeCaro and Charles A. Van Stockum, Jr. 
    21. Comparing Theoretical and Computational Models of Insight: Investigating Cognitive and Phenomenological Perspectives
    Margaret E. Webb
    22. Collaborative Meta-reasoning in Creative Contexts: Advancing an Understanding of Collaborative Monitoring and Control in Creative Teams
    Beth H. Richardson, Linden J. Ball, Bo T. Christensen, and John E. Marsh
    Part III: Reflections on the Nature of Creative Cognition as Revealed through Cognitive Neuroscience Approaches
    23. An Archaeological Perspective on Creative Cognition 
    Frederick L. Coolidge
    24. The Role of Semantic versus Episodic Memory in Creative Cognition
    Halima Ahmed, Kata Pauly-Takacs, Anna Abraham
    25. Network Neuroscience of Domain-General and Domain-Specific Creativity
    Roger E. Beaty, Hannah M. Merseal, and Daniel C. Zeitlen
    26. A Closer Look at Transitions Between the Generative and Evaluative Phases of Creative Thought
    Andre Zamani, Caitlin Mills, Manesh Girn, and Kalina Christoff
    27. Markers of Insight
    Carola Salvi
    28. A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Insight as a Memory Process: Searching for the Solution
    Maxi Becker, Roberto Cabeza, and Jasmin M. Kizilirmak
    29. A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Insight as a Memory Process: Encoding the Solution
    Jasmin M. Kizilirmak and Maxi Becker
    Part IV: Reflections on Creative Cognition from Pedagogical, Organisational, Archaeological and Post-Phenomenological Perspectives
    30. Creativity in Education
    Mary A. Simonsen and Jonathan A. Plucker
    31. Creative Learning: A Pedagogical Perspective
    Ronald A. Beghetto and Ananí M. Vasquez
    32. Tool Use and Creativity
    Chris Baber
    33. Art Through Material Engagement…and Vice Versa
    Paul March and Lambros Malafouris 
    34. Creativity as a Discursive Construct 
    Darryl Hocking
    35. Collaborative Creativity: Information-driven Coordination Dynamics and Prediction in Movement and Musical Improvisation
    Travis J. Wiltshire and Merle Fairhurst
    36. Common Creativity
    Karenleigh A. Overmann
    Part V: Reflections on Creative Cognition in Domains Involving Creativity and Innovation
    37. Team Cognition and Team Creativity
    Roni Reiter-Palmon and Payge Japp
    38. Creative Cognition in Engineering and Technology
    David H. Cropley
    39. Creative Cognition and Entrepreneurship
    Bo T. Christensen
    40. Creative Cognition in Advertising
    Wangbing Shen, Linden J. Ball, and Beth H. Richardson
    41. The Creative Generation and Appreciation of Artistic Artifacts in the Visual Domain
    Oshin Vartanian
    42. Individual Innovation and Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Mapping of Creative Cognition
    Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau, Evy Sakellariou, and Fanni Szigetvari
    Part VI: Reflections on the Paradoxical Misalignment Between Findings that Derive from In Vivo Versus In Vitro Research on Creative Cognition
    43. A Quandary in the Study of Creativity: Conflicting Findings from Case Studies versus the Laboratory
    Robert W. Weisberg


    Linden J. Ball is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. He is interested in the role of meta-cognitive monitoring and control in thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, and creativity. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology and Associate Editor of Thinking & Reasoning. He is also the Editor of the Current Issues in Thinking & Reasoning book series (Routledge) and Co-Editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Thinking & Reasoning (2018).

    Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau is Professor of Psychology at Kingston University, London, UK. Recent projects on creative problem-solving have drawn inspiration from William James and Bruno Latour. He co-edited (with Stephen Cowley) Cognition Beyond the Brain (Second edition, 2017), and he also edited Insight: On the Origins of New Ideas (Routledge, 2018). He is the author of Systemic Creative Cognition: Bruno Latour for Creativity Researchers (Routledge, 2023).