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The International Handbook of Creativity


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Acknowledgements; List of contributors; 1. Introduction Robert J. Sternberg; 2. Creativity research in English-speaking countries John Baer and James C. Kaufman; 3. Creativity in Latin America: views from psychology, humanities and the arts David D. Preiss and Katherine Strasser; 4. History of creativity in Spain Candido Genovard, Maria Dolores Prieto, Maria Rosario Bermejo and Carmen Ferrandiz; 5. Past, present, and future perspectives on creativity in France and French-speaking Switzerland Christophe Mouchiroud and Todd I. Lubart; 6. Creativity in Italy Alessandro Antonietti and Cesare Cornoldi; 7. Creativity research in German-speaking countries Siegfried Preiser; 8. Creativity under the Northern Lights: perspectives from Scandinavia Gudmund J. W. Smith and Ingegerd Carlsson; 9. Creativity in Soviet-Russian psychology Olga Stepanossova and Elena L. Grigorenko; 10. Creativity studies in Poland Edward Necka, Magdalena Grohman and Aleksandra Slabosz; 11. Research on creativity in Israel: a chronicle of theoretical and empirical development Roberta M. Milgram and Nava L. Livne; 12. Creativity in Turkey and Turkish-speaking countries Gunseli Oral; 13. Development of creativity research in Chinese societies: a comparison of mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore Weihua Niu; 14. Creativity - a sudden rising star in Korea In-Soo Choe; 15. Culture and facets of creativity: the Indian experience Girishwar Misra, Ashok K. Srivastava and Indiwar Misra; 16. African perspectives on creativity Elias Mpofu, Kathleen Myambo, Andrew A. Mogaji, Teresa-Anne Mashego and Omar H. Khaleefa; 17. Creativity around the world in 80 ways ... but with one destination Dean Keith Simonton; Author index; Subject index.

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This 2006 book presents a diverse set of perspectives on the psychology of human creativity.

About the Author

James C. Kaufman (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the California State University at San Bernardino, where he is also the director of the Learning Research Institute. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California, where he worked with John L. Horn. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in Cognitive Psychology, where he worked with Robert J. Sternberg. Kaufman then worked as an Associate Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service in the Center for New Constructs before rejoining academia. Robert J. Sternberg (Ph. D.) is IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale, Director of the PACE Center at Yale, and was the 2003 President of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of over 1000 publications on topics related to cognition and intelligence and has received over $18 million in grants for his research. He has won numerous awards from professional associations and holds five honorary doctorates.


"For someone with a background in current creativity research and theory, I recommend this book. It provides a fascinating look at many different approaches to creativity across the world." Mark Detweiler, Interactions "...the book offers uniquely wide-ranging perspectives from every continent in the world on creativity and creativity research. The most valuable contribution to the book is the mere fact that it gives voice to researchers from all major continents of the world (except Australia)." PsycCRITIQUES "The strikingly new perspectives Kaufman and Sternberg offer focus a fine spotlight upon creativity as it is being played out on an international stage; their approach proves to be both enlightening and engaging." -- American Reference Books Annual

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