Encyclopedia of Creativity, Two-Volume Set

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The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings. Available online via ScienceDirect and in limited print release.

  • Summary comprehensive coverage of creativity research

  • Signed articles by top authorities, peer-reviewed

  • biographies of famous individuals - how they became famous, the process of their creativity, and what about their work set them apart from their cohorts

  • Application of creativity research information to business settings
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    "Overall, the book does fulfil its aims and is timely, given the increasing interest in developing new approaches and products. It will be of interest to subject librarians with responsibility for psychology and creative courses and others who want to find out about the theoretical viewpoints."--Health Libraries Group Newsletter Praise for the first edition: "...an impressive work by any standard. We warmly recommend this tour de force publication... a must for every university library..." - HIGH ABILITY STUDIES "The Encyclopedia of Creativity is a highly impressive, collaborative achievement... Unprecedented in breadth and scope... a resounding success..." - CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY (2002, Vol. 47, No. 2) "...this encyclopedia represents a useful effort to bring together research on creativity and will serve undergraduate and graduate students well." - CHOICE "...something to catch the interests of nearly any reader with a curious mind... - PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS

    About the Author:

    Mark A. Runco, Ph.D. is Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies at California State University, Fullerton. He is founder and continuing editor of the Creativity Research Journal and acts as senior editor of the Perspectives on Creativity book series. Author of over 120 books, chapters, and articles in the area of creativity, he is a fellow and past president of the American Psychological Association's Division 10 (Psychology and the Arts). Dr. Runco is recipient of a Spencer Foundation Research Grant and also of the Early Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.

    STEVEN R. PRITZKER, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He is Director of The Creativity Studies Certificate and Masters in Psychology with a Specialization in Creativity Studies. Dr. Pritzker writes both academic and popular press articles and books concerning creativity. He is a fellow and educational coalition representative for the American Psychological Association's Division 10 (Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and The Arts). He serves on the editorial board of the APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and The Arts. Dr. Pritzker is a former comedy writer-producer who worked on over 200 network television episodes including such popular shows as The Partridge Family, Maude, Fish, The Hogan Family and the Emmy winning Mary Tyler Moore Show and Room 222. He has received Emmy recognition and been nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award. Dr. Pritzker is President of Creativity Source where he consults and coaches organizations and individuals on maximizing their creativity.

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