What is creativity? How does it work? How does it flourish in individuals and organizations? Now in its second edition, this bestselling introductory text--written by one of the world's leading experts on the psychology of creativity--is completely updated and expanded to reflect the tremendous growth in this field. In a redesigned, reader-friendly format, the text surveys the latest theories and research to provide key information about what we know (and don't know) about creativity including its many definitions and measures. It addresses how creativity operates on individual and social/environmental levels, and the effects and outcomes of the creative mind.
This much-praised book is an ideal brief text for courses on creativity in psychology, education, business, and other fields, as well as cross-disciplinary seminars and programs in creativity studies.
New to the Second Edition:
Completely updated and expanded with new theories and research
Restructured to enhance flow of information and ease of use
New chapters on measuring creativity, creativity and mental health, creative environments, how creativity is perceived by self and society, and its positive and negative aspects
Coverage of new models and frameworks
Expanded coverage of creativity and motivation, mental illness, and mood; history of creativity research; the creative process; and neuroscientific theories and approaches
Thorough reconceptualization of creativity and personality
New content on differences between creativity, imagination, and innovation
Expanded coverage of creativity assessment
Surveys theory, research, and applications of creativity concisely and accessibly
Written in an engaging style by a world-renowned creativity expert
Ideal for courses on creativity in psychology, education, business, and other fields, as well as cross-disciplinary seminars