By John Baer
Reviewing the on hand examine on divergent considering, this booklet provides a framework for knowing different significant theories of creativity, together with Mednick's associative conception and a potential connectionist procedure of creativity. It reviews a chain of reports (including the learn that gained APA's 1992 Berlyne Prize) that exhibit the absence of results of common creative-thinking abilities throughout more than a few creativity-relevant projects, yet point out that education in divergent pondering does in reality enhance inventive functionality throughout different activity domain names. The publication then ties those findings including a multi-level concept, within which a task-specific method of creativity is reinforced via recasting a few divergent-thinking ideas into area- and task-specific varieties.
This e-book fills the space among divergent-thinking idea and newer, modular conceptions of creativity. instead of suggest that we easily discard divergent considering -- an strategy that hasn't labored, or no less than hasn't occurred, due to many assaults on its validity and value -- this booklet exhibits the best way to separate what's invaluable in divergent-thinking conception and perform from what's no longer. It exhibits that divergent-thinking education should be necessary, even supposing frequently now not for the explanations running shoes imagine it really works. And it deals particular feedback in regards to the different types of creativity examine such a lot wanted today.
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Creativity and Divergent Thinking: A Task-Specific Approach by John Baer