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Creativity 101

SKU# 9780826106254

Author: James C. Kaufman PhD

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...Full of keen and illuminating insight...Written with creative flair and great elegance."

Robert Olen Butler
Author, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

...Witty, charming, and informative...Creativity 101 makes a convincing case for the importance of creativity in society, in our schools, and in our daily lives....And no, we aren't related."

Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD
Author, The Psychology of Creative Writing

[An] excellent primer or review of what is out there in terms of research, definitions, theoretical considerations, and leading thinkers in the world of creativity."--Gifted and Talented International

What is creativity and how can we measure it? Creativity 101 serves as a brief, engaging introduction to the field of creativity. Dr. Kaufman presents the cutting-edge research and analyzes new and emerging theories in the field. This book investigates the many definitions of creativity, as well as how it is manifested and measured in schools, the workplace, business, art, media, and more.


Key Topics Discussed:
  • The "Four Ps" of creativity: person, product, process, and press
  • How creativity influences personality, motivation, intelligence, and talent
  • The dark side of creativity: the remarkable relationship between creativity and mental illness
  • Emerging directions in creativity research, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature

The Psych 101 Series

Short, reader-friendly introductions to cutting-edge topics in psychology. With key concepts, controversial topics, and fascinating accounts of up-to-the-minute research, The Psych 101 Series is a valuable resource for all students of psychology and anyone interested in the field."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 05, 2009
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826106254
  • EISBN 9780826106261

About The Author(s) 

James C. Kaufman, PhD,

is a professor of educational psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. An internationally recognized leader in the field of creativity, he is the author/editor of more than 35 books, including the

Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

(2010) and

Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom

(2014), and more than 250 papers. Dr. Kaufman was a cofounding editor of both

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts

and

Psychology of Popular Media Culture

; he currently edits the

International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving

. He has won the Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Berlyne and Farnsworth Awards from the American Psychological Association (APA), and Mensa’s research award. A former president of APA’s Division 10, Dr. Kaufman is a popular media expert on creativity. He has appeared on CNN, on NPR, at the 92nd Street Y, and in

Redesign My Brain

, and narrated the comic book documentary

Independents

. He is also a playwright/lyricist whose musical

Discovering Magenta

made its New York City debut in 2015.