Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation

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Explaining Creativity
The Science of Human Innovation

R. Keith Sawyer

2006

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  • Explaining Creativity - The Science of Human Innovation iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Part 1 - Conceptions 1
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 3
  • Chapter 2 - Conceptions of Creativity 9
  • Interlude 1 - Defining Creativity 35
  • Part II - Individualist Approaches 37
  • Chapter 3 - Personality Psychology 39
  • Chapter 4 - The Second Wave: Cognitive Psychology 57
  • Chapter 5 - Biology 77
  • Chapter 6 - Computational Approaches 97
  • Interlude 2 - From Individual to Context 113
  • Part III - Contextualist Approaches 115
  • Chapter 7 - Sociology 117
  • Chapter 8 - Culture 137
  • Chapter 9 - History 155
  • Interlude 3 - Applying Individualist and Contextualist Approaches to Creativity 173
  • Part IV - Artistic Creativity 175
  • Chapter 10 - Visual Creativity 177
  • Chapter 11 - Writing 205
  • Chapter 12 - Music 223
  • Chapter 13 - Acting 243
  • Interlude 4 - Goodbye to Our Creativity Myths 259
  • Part V - Everyday Creativity 261
  • Chapter 14 - Science 263
  • Chapter 15 - Business Creativity 281
  • Chapter 16 - How to Be More Creative 295
  • Epilogue 315
  • References 319
  • Index 347
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