Affect, Creative Experience, And Psychological Adjustment

Author: Sandra W. Russ

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317714859

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

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Previously neglected, more and more affect and creativity is recognized as an area that is important and exciting area to investigate. This book presents the very latest ideas and research by leaders in the field about the role of affect in the creative process. Affect, Creative Experience and Psychological Adjustment is an arena where new theories and concepts can be presented, research findings compared and discussed, methodological issues debated, and future research outlined. Key questions in affect and creativity focus on identifying specific affective processes that are most important in creativity, discovering the underlying mechanisms that account for the relationships between affect and creativity, exploring differential effects of various types of affect, such as positive and negative affect, on creativity and understanding how these things relate to psychological adjustment. As with any new line of research investigation, there is a fermenting of ideas, speculations, research findings, hunches, methodological issues and tests of theoretical models that evolves into a clear vision of heuristic theoretical models and identification of the most important research questions. This book contributes to that process in the area of affect and creativity.
Research in Organizational Behavior

Author: Barry Staw

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080480675

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 605

This twenty-seventh volume of Research in Organizational Behavior carries forward the tradition of high-level scholarship on a broad array of organizational topics. Like many previous volumes, this collection is truly interdisciplinary, with chapters ranging from personality and decision making in organizations, to interpersonal dynamics such as helping and group process, to organizational-level analyses of legitimization and change. Each of the essays is well-reasoned, thoughtful, and provocative-- proving, once again, that the field of organizational behavior is flourishing in both its depth and scope. *Interdisciplinary with a wide range of subjects discussed by experts in their fields *Addresses personality development, empowerment, creativity, dysfunctional groups, institutionalization, and more
How Consumer Culture Controls Our Kids: Cashing in on Conformity

Author: Jennifer Hill

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440834837

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 752

This gripping book considers the history, techniques, and goals of child-targeted consumer campaigns and examines children's changing perceptions of what commodities they "need" to be valued and value themselves. • Features content from across disciplines including sociology, psychology, cultural anthropology, and social work • Introduces the idea that corporations exert a powerful—and largely negative—influence over children and childhood • Offers a theoretical explanation of the current state of consumer capitalism • Presents findings based on original research conducted by the author

Author: Ai-Girl Tan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812569585

Category: Education

Page: 647

View: 976

This comprehensive handbook for teachers presents an overview of creativity from the psychological and educational perspectives. It includes the biological and neural bases of creativity and covers the practical methods of fostering creativity. With contributions from eminent scholars in the field, the book consists of four parts, namely development, theories, education, and practice and pedagogy. The book serves as a reference source on the historical development, concepts, theories and practical applications of creativity.
A Companion to Creative Writing

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118325773

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 747

A Companion to Creative Writing comprehensively considers key aspects of the practice, profession and culture of creative writing in the contemporary world. The most comprehensive collection specifically relating to the practices and cultural and professional place of creative writing Covers not only the “how” of creative writing, but many more topics in and around the profession and cultural practices surrounding creative writing Features contributions from international writers, editors, publishers, critics, translators, specialists in public art and more Covers the writing of poetry, fiction, new media, plays, films, radio works, and other literary genres and forms Explores creative writing’s engagement with culture, language, spirituality, politics, education, and heritage
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Team Working and Collaborative Processes

Author: Eduardo Salas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119673705

Category: Psychology

Page: 637

View: 756

A state-of-the-art psychological perspective on team working and collaborative organizational processes This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of team working and collaborative organizational processes. It provides critical reviews of key topics related to teams including design, diversity, leadership, trust processes and performance measurement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Linda Argote, Neal Ashkanasy, Robert Kraut, Floor Rink and Daan van Knippenberg.
The Psychology of Creative Writing

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139480932

Category: Psychology


View: 933

The Psychology of Creative Writing takes a scholarly, psychological look at multiple aspects of creative writing, including the creative writer as a person, the text itself, the creative process, the writer's development, the link between creative writing and mental illness, the personality traits of comedy and screen writers, and how to teach creative writing. This book will appeal to psychologists interested in creativity, writers who want to understand more about the magic behind their talents, and educated laypeople who enjoy reading, writing, or both. From scholars to bloggers to artists, The Psychology of Creative Writing has something for everyone.

Author: Mark A. Runco

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780124105225

Category: Psychology

Page: 520

View: 175

An integrative introduction to the theories and themes in research on creativity, the second edition of Creativity is both a reference work and text for courses in this burgeoning area of research. The book begins with a discussion of the theories of creativity (Person, Product, Process, Place), the general question of whether creativity is influenced by nature or nurture, what research has indicated of the personality and style of creative individuals from a personality analysis standpoint, and how social context affects creativity. This wide-ranging work then proceeds to coverage of issues such as gender differences, whether creativity can be enhanced, if creativity is related to poor mental or physical health, and much more. The book contains boxes covering special interest items, including one-page biographies of famous creative individuals, and activities for a group or individual to test or encourage creativity, as well as references to Internet sites relating to creativity. Includes all major theories and perspectives on creativity Consolidates recent research into a single source Includes key terms defined and text boxes with interesting related material Single authored for clarity and consistency of presentation
The Dark Side of Creativity

Author: David H. Cropley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139490078

Category: Psychology


View: 547

With few exceptions, scholarship on creativity has focused on its positive aspects while largely ignoring its dark side. This includes not only creativity deliberately aimed at hurting others, such as crime or terrorism, or at gaining unfair advantages, but also the accidental negative side effects of well-intentioned acts. This book brings together essays written by experts from various fields (psychology, criminal justice, sociology, engineering, education, history, and design) and with different interests (personality development, mental health, deviant behavior, law enforcement, and counter-terrorism) to illustrate the nature of negative creativity, examine its variants, call attention to its dangers, and draw conclusions about how to prevent it or protect society from its effects.
The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

Author: Shane J. Lopez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199862160

Category: Medical

Page: 743

View: 536

This book is the definitive text in the field of positive psychology, the scientific study of what makes people happy. The handbook's international slate of renowned authors summarizes and synthesizes lifetimes of research, together illustrating what has worked for people across time and cultures. Now in paperback, this second edition provides both the current literature in the field and an outlook on its future.
Perspectives on Creativity

Author: Lynn DellaPietra

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443834742

Category: Art

Page: 285

View: 109

Perspectives on Creativity: Volume 2 extends the work of the first volume and examines creativity from multiple viewpoints. The volume contains contributions from writers, therapists, artists, and scholars from disciplines as diverse as psychology and French. The first section addresses the nature of creativity and highlights the role of self-discipline in the creative process. The second section asks what we can learn from studying artists and presents qualitative, phenomenological, quantitative, and archival research on both individuals and groups of artists. The third section discusses the use of creativity within the therapeutic setting, as well as the particular therapeutic needs of creative individuals. The final section of the book presents research exploring creative cognition and its relationship to mood and perception. What makes this book unique is the interdisciplinary consideration of the topic of creativity, the inclusion of works ranging from case studies to theoretical essays, making it appealing to individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.