Capturing an eclectic approach to creativity, Mark A. Runco discusses whether creativity is influenced by nature or nurture, personality and style research and how social context affects creativity.
The textbook covers each major theoretical perspective on creativity.
The book begins with a discussion of the theories of creativity (Person, Product, Process, Place), the general question of whether creativity is influenced by nature or nurture, what research has indicated of the personality and style of creative individuals from a personality analysis standpoint, and how social context affects creativity.
This wide-ranging work then proceeds to coverage of issues such as gender differences, whether creativity can be enhanced, if creativity is related to poor mental or physical health, and much more.
The book contains boxes covering special interest items, including one-page biographies of famous creative individuals, and activities for a group or individual to test or encourage creativity, as well as references to Internet sites relating to creativity.
- Includes all major theories and perspectives on creativity
- Consolidates recent research into a single source
- Includes key terms defined and text boxes with interesting related material
- Single authored for clarity and consistency of presentation
Biographies of famous creative individuals are provided, as well as activities for both individuals and groups to test or encourage creativity.
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Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice, Mark Runco Press Inc, 2014
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