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Handbook of Creativity

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The goal of this handbook is to provide the most comprehensive, definitive, and authoritative single-volume review available in the field of creativity. The book contains twenty-two chapters covering a wide range of issues and topics in the field of creativity, all written by distinguished leaders in the field. The volume is divided into six parts. The introduction sets ou ...more
Hardcover, 504 pages
Published September 30th 2009 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1998)
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Mar 15, 2012 rob rated it really liked it
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I hadn't expected the format. Not a bad thing, it was just unexpected. This book is a collection of academic articles on creativity, so as long as you're expecting academic prose with lots and lots of citations, you'll be fine.

As much good information as I got out of it, it also felt like there weren't many definitive conclusions and for all the research, it felt like the authors basically said, "We're not sure if creativity is innate or if it can be learned. And if we assume it can be learned,
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Robert J. Sternberg's spectacular research career in psychology had a rather inauspicious beginning. In elementary school he performed poorly on IQ tests, and his teachers' actions conveyed their low expectations for his future progress. Everything changed when his fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Alexa, saw that he had potential and challenged him to do better. With her encouragement, he became a high- ...more
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