Creativity 101 (Psych 101) by James C. Kaufman

By James C. Kaufman

[F]ull of willing and illuminating insight....written with artistic aptitude and nice elegance." --Robert Olen Butler, writer, a superb odor from a wierd Mountain, Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction [W]itty, captivating, and informative....Creativity a hundred and one makes a resounding case for the significance of creativity in society, in our colleges, and in our day-by-day lives....And no, we are not related." --Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD writer of The Psychology of inventive Writing what's creativity and the way do we degree it? Creativity one hundred and one serves as a quick, enticing creation to the sector of creativity. Dr. Kaufman provides the state-of-the-art examine and analyzes new and rising theories within the box. This e-book investigates the various definitions of creativity, in addition to the way it is manifested and measured in colleges, the office, company, artwork, media, and extra. Key issues mentioned: The "Four P's" of creativity: individual, product, strategy, and press How creativity affects character, motivation, intelligence, and skill The darkish part of creativity: the outstanding dating among creativity and psychological sickness rising instructions in creativity learn, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature The Psych one zero one sequence brief, reader-friendly introductions to state of the art issues in psychology. With key thoughts, arguable themes, and interesting debts of up to the moment examine, The Psych one zero one sequence is a necessary source for all scholars of psychology and someone attracted to the sphere.

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If companies decided to stock the toy, then it sold; if not, it didn’t. Sometimes, manufacturers might try to target parents. But Mattel spent its last financial resources to purchase commercial time on the Mickey Mouse television show and reach the children directly. This decision changed the ways that toys were advertised (to many a parent’s chagrin). Children all across America demanded Mattel’s Burp Gun, and millions were sold (Panati, 1991; Stern & Schoenhaus, 1990). If most of these contribution types represent “forward” thinking, reconstruction/redirection looks backwards.

Big-C creativity is the big time, genius-level creativity. Big-C is Mozart, Shakespeare, Louis Armstrong, Einstein, and Alexander Fleming. Big-C is the kind of creativity that lasts generations and will be remembered, used, or enjoyed a hundred years from now. One advantage of studying genius-level creators—particularly dead genius-level creators—is that it’s easier to find information about them. The field of historiometrics, pioneered by Dean Simonton (1990, 1994, 2004a), looks at biographies and factual information about eminent people to gain insight into what makes a creative person (or a great leader).

Rothenberg (1988) used overlapping pictures in 39 CHAPTER 2 an experiment and found that people came up with more creative ideas than when the images were presented side by side. In a related experiment, Mobley, Doares, and Mumford (1992) asked people to combine categories to produce a new category. They found that when more diverse categories were presented, people created new categories that were more creative. Janusian thinking, named after the two-faced Roman god Janus, is the process of conceptualizing two directly opposite ideas.

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