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The nature of creative development

Author: Jonathan S Feinstein
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, 2006.
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The Nature of Creative Development explores how creative individuals come to have ideas, pursue projects, and make contributions to society. The author pays specific attention to the ways in which creativity grows out of and is sparked by personal interests and experiences. Many creative individuals are addressed throughout the book, including Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Ray Kroc, and Piet  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Feinstein, Jonathan S., 1960-
Nature of creative development.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, 2006
(DLC) 2005032771
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan S Feinstein
ISBN: 9780804784498 0804784493
OCLC Number: 823738944
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 572 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction --
Creative interests and conceptions of creative interests --
The development of creative interests --
Intrinsic sources of interest --
Extrinsic and strategic factors in the development of creative interests --
Kinds of creative interests --
The distinctiveness and breadth of creative interests --
Resonances and connections --
Creative responses --
Exploration of creative interests and creativity generation : creative expertise --
The role of conceptions of creative interests and associated values and principles in guidance : management of creative development at the meta-level --
Creativity in projects --
Multiple interests --
Patterns of creative development: patterns of projects : projects and interests --
Patterns of creative development : evolution of interests and sequences of interests --
Difficulties in creative development --
Creative development and linkages of cultural transmission : modeling cultural development --
Epilogue : modeling individuals in social systems.
Responsibility: Jonathan S. Feinstein.
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Presents an understanding of the basis of creativity. Describing patterns of development seen in creative individuals, this title shows how creativity grows out of distinctive interests that often  Read more...


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