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The creativity conundrum : a propulsion model of kinds of creative contributions

Author: Robert J Sternberg; James C Kaufman; Jean E Pretz
Publisher: New York : Psychology Press, 2002.
Series: Essays in cognitive psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
People tend to think of creativity as a trait-a single attribute with which we are born that is relatively fixed in quantity. Many people also think of creativity as something that only very gifted people possess. This book challenges all of these notions. The basic idea is that there are multiple kinds of creativity, and that everyone can develop at least some of these kinds of creativity. The book considers the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sternberg, Robert J.
Creativity conundrum.
New York : Psychology Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001048477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Sternberg; James C Kaufman; Jean E Pretz
ISBN: 9781134948789 1134948786 9780203759615 0203759613 9780203759615 9781134948925 1134948921 9781134948857 1134948859 9780415647090 0415647096
OCLC Number: 827235418
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 141 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ch. 1. The Propulsion Model of Creative Contributions --
Ch. 2. Replication --
Ch. 3. Redefinition --
Ch. 4. Forward Incrementation --
Ch. 5. Advance Forward Incrementation --
Ch. 6. Redirection --
Ch. 7. Reconstruction/Redirection --
Ch. 8. Reinitiation --
Ch. 9. Integration --
Ch. 10. The Relation of the Propulsion Model to Theories of Creativity --
Ch. 11. Conclusions.
Series Title: Essays in cognitive psychology.
Responsibility: Robert J. Sternberg, James C. Kaufman, Jean E. Pretz.
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This book challenges traditional notions of creativity as a trait, and brings forward ideas of multiple types of creativity, along with the possibility of development of creativity.  Read more...


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