By R. Keith Sawyer

ISBN-10: 0195161645

ISBN-13: 9780195161649

ISBN-10: 0195304454

ISBN-13: 9780195304459

Explaining Creativity is an available advent to the newest clinical study on creativity. within the final 50 yearss, psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists have more and more studied creativity, and we now comprehend extra approximately creativity that at any element in historical past. Explaining Creativity considers not just arts like portray and writing, but additionally technology, level functionality, and company innovation. till a few decade in the past, creativity researchers tended to target hugely valued actions like superb paintings portray and Nobel prize successful technology. Sawyer brings this study brand new by way of together with video clips, song movies, cartoons, videogames, hypertext fiction, and computing device know-how. for instance, this is often the 1st ebook on creativity to incorporate experiences of functionality and improvisation. Sawyer attracts at the most recent study findings to teach the significance of collaboration and context in all of those artistic activities.

Today's technology of creativity is interdisciplinary; as well as mental stories of creativity, Explaining Creativity comprises examine via anthropologists on creativity in non-Western cultures, and study through sociologists in regards to the events, contexts, and networks of artistic task. Explaining Creativity brings those methods jointly in the sociocultural method of creativity pioneered by means of Howard Becker, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Howard Gardner. The sociocultural process strikes past the person to think about the social and cultural contexts of creativity, emphasizing the function of collaboration and context within the inventive process.

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