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Creativity 101 (Psych 101) by James C. Kaufman

By James C. Kaufman

[F]ull of prepared and illuminating insight....written with artistic aptitude and nice elegance." --Robert Olen Butler, writer, an excellent smell from a wierd Mountain, Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction [W]itty, fascinating, and informative....Creativity one hundred and one makes a resounding case for the significance of creativity in society, in our faculties, 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 short, attractive creation to the sector of creativity. Dr. Kaufman offers the state of the art examine and analyzes new and rising theories within the box. This booklet investigates the numerous definitions of creativity, in addition to the way it is manifested and measured in colleges, the place of work, company, paintings, 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 amazing courting among creativity and psychological ailment rising instructions in creativity study, with discussions on neuroscience, the media, and literature The Psych one zero one sequence brief, reader-friendly introductions to state-of-the-art subject matters in psychology. With key techniques, debatable themes, and interesting debts of up to date examine, The Psych one hundred and one sequence is a necessary source for all scholars of psychology and an individual drawn to the sector.

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Found that not only did the experts agree on their ratings, but they also agreed across captions. In other words, if they thought that Joe Smith’s caption for photograph #1 was creative, they also 31 CHAPTER 2 thought that his caption for photograph #10 was creative (without knowing it was the same person). The reason why this finding is important is that if you’re evaluating a lot of creative work, there’s always the chance that some prompts may yield higher creativity than others. ” If your instinct, incidentally, was to pick the longer topic as being able to inspire more creativity, I think that you’re wrong.

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. Rothenberg’s classic example is when Einstein initially thought of his famous theory of relativity when he had the idea that someone in the split-second act of falling has no gravitational field (at least during the immediate process of falling).

The image of a spear with a circle at the end— the image that preceded Howe’s insight—would be an example of one of these preinventive structures. They don’t need to be as dramatic or sudden as Howe’s story. Indeed, the generation of preinventive structures is only one part of the creative process according to the Geneplore model. The thinker must then explore these different preinventive structures within the constraints of the final goal. There may be several cycles before a creative work is produced.

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