The International Handbook of Creativity

ISBN 13: 9780511818240

The International Handbook of Creativity

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9780511818240: The International Handbook of Creativity

What constitutes a creative person? Different cultures have different perspectives on what it means to be creative, yet it is nearly always the American or Western perspective that is represented in the psychological literature. The goal of this handbook is to present a truly international and diverse set of perspectives on the psychology of human creativity. Distinguished international scholars have contributed to this book's chapters on the history and current state of creativity research and theory in their respective parts of the world. Much of the work discussed has never before been available in English.

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What constitutes a creative person? Is it someone who can perform many tasks innovatively? Is it someone who exhibits creative genius in one area? Is it someone who utilizes her creativity for good and moral causes? Different cultures have different perspectives on what it means to be creative, yet it is nearly always the American or Western perspective that is represented in the psychological literature. The goal of The International Handbook of Creativity is to present a truly international and diverse set of perspectives on the psychology of human creativity.

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James C. Kaufman (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he is also the director of the Learning Research Institute. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, where he worked with John L. Horn. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Cognitive Psychology, where he worked with Robert J. Sternberg. Kaufman then worked as an Associate Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service in the Center for New Constructs before rejoining academia.

Robert J. Sternberg (Ph. D.) is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale, Director of the PACE Center at Yale, and was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of over 1000 publications on topics related to cognition and intelligence and has received over $18 million in grants for his research. He has won numerous awards from professional associations and holds five honorary doctorates.

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