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Creativity : genius and other myths

Author: Robert W Weisberg
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1986.
Series: Series of books in psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Creativity: Genius and other Myths, Robert Weisberg shows that much of what we believe about creativity is not true. Beginning with an example of a creative solution to a simple real-life problem, he analyzes the traditional literature, arguing that creative responses evolve through a straight-forward series of conscious steps."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Weisberg
ISBN: 0716717689 9780716717683 0716717697 9780716717690
OCLC Number: 13215061
Description: 169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Creativity and myth --
The myth of unconsciousness --
The "Aha!" myth --
The myth of divergent thinking --
The myth of genius --
The myth of scientific discovery --
The myth of artistic creativity --
The incremental nature of creativity: some broader issues --
Reference notes --
Bibliography --
Indexes.
Series Title: Series of books in psychology.
Responsibility: Robert Weisberg.

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his Second Edition offers an analysis of the relation of 'ordinary' thinking to 'creative' thinking, including computer modelling of thought, and an examination of the creative processes that led to  Read more...

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