Understanding Creativity

    Northwestern University, Center for Talent Development - "many hidden treasures...an excellent book for anyone interested in creativity"
    Gifted and Talented International, Spring, 2004 - "issues she raised were very real, and they resonated with my observations and experiences with creative personalities, children and adults."

    Until about a decade ago, creativity researchers tended to focus on highly valued activities like fine art painting and Nobel prize winning science. Sawyer brings this research up to date by including movies, music videos, cartoons, videogames, hypertext fiction, and computer technology.

    Keith Sawyer, a psychologist at Washington University, tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity and erects new principles in their place. He reveals that creativity is always collaborative-even when you’re alone.

    Revolutionary understandings in clinical psychology now suggest that healthy interpersonal relationships are the fuel for optimal emotional, cognitive, intellectual, behavioral, and creative functioning.

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