ABSTRACT

Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse sorts through the sometimes-confusing theoretical diversity that domain specificity has spawned. It also brings together writers who have studied creative thinkers in different areas, such as the various arts, sciences, and communication/leadership. Each contributor explains what is known about the cognitive processes, ways of conceptualizing and solving problems, personality and motivational attributes, guiding metaphors, and work habits or styles that best characterize creative people within the domain he or she has investigated.

In addition, this book features:
*an examination of how creativity is similar and different in diverse domains;
*chapters written by an expert on creativity in the domain about which he or she is writing;
*a chapter on creativity in psychology which examines patterns of performance leading to creative eminence in different areas of psychology; and
*a final chapter proposing a new theory of creativity--the Amusement Park Theoretical Model.

This book appeals to creativity researchers and students of creativity; cognitive, education, social, and developmental psychologists; and educated laypeople interested in exploring their own creativity.

chapter 1|22 pages

The Creative Process in Poets

ByJane Piirto

chapter 2|18 pages

Flow and the Art of Fiction

BySusan K. Perry

chapter 3|18 pages

Acting

ByR. Keith Sawyer

chapter 4|22 pages

Should Creativity Be a Visual Arts Orphan?

ByEnid Zimmerman

chapter 5|22 pages

Creativity and Dance—A Call for Balance

ByJohn I. Morris

chapter 6|20 pages

Musical Creativity Research

ByMarc Leman

chapter 7|16 pages

Domain-Specific Creativity in the Physical Sciences

ByGregory J. Feist

chapter 8|14 pages

Creativity in Psychology: On Becoming and Being a Great Psychologist

ByDean Keith Simonton

chapter 9|16 pages

Creativity in Computer Science

ByDaniel Saunders, Paul Thagard

chapter 10|18 pages

Engineering Creativity: A Systems Concept of Functional Creativity

ByDavid Cropley, Arthur Cropley

chapter 11|18 pages

Creativity as a General and a Domain-Specific Ability: The Domain of Mathematics as an Exemplar

ByRoberta M. Milgram, Nava L. Livne

chapter 12|20 pages

Creative Problem-Solving Skills in Leadership: Direction, Actions, and Reactions

ByMichael D. Mumford, Jill M. Strange, Gina Marie Scott, Blaine P. Gaddis

chapter 13|20 pages

Emotions as Mediators and as Products of Creative Activity

ByJames R. Averill

chapter 14|16 pages

Selective Retention Processes That Create Tensions Between Novelty and Value in Business Domains

ByCameron M. Ford, Diane M. Sullivan

chapter 15|20 pages

Management: Synchronizing Different Kinds of Creativity

ByMin Basadur

chapter 17|8 pages

The Domain Generality Versus Specificity Debate: How Should It Be Posed?

ByRobert J. Sternberg

chapter 18|6 pages

The (Relatively) Generalist View of Creativity

ByJonathan A. Plucker

chapter 19|8 pages

Whence Creativity? Overlapping and Dual-Aspect Skills and Traits

ByJohn Baer, James C. Kaufman

chapter 20|8 pages

The Amusement Park Theory of Creativity

ByJames C. Kaufman, John Baer