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Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts

Book Description

The use of imagination can lead to greater outcomes in problem solving, innovation, and critical thinking. By providing access to creative outlets, productivity increases in schools, businesses, and other professional settings. Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the stimulation and implementation of creative thinking in academic and professional environments. Highlighting the foundations of creativity from theoretical and neuroscientific perspectives, this book is ideally designed for academics, professionals, educators, and practitioners.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Creativity and Development
    1. Chapter 1: Creativity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. URIE BRONFENBRENNER
      4. SIGMUND FREUD
      5. ERIK ERIKSON’S STAGES OF PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
      6. JEAN PIAGET’S STAGES OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
      7. LEV VYGOTSKY’S SOCIOCULTURAL THEORY OF DEVELOPMENT
      8. STIMULATING CREATIVITY
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Creativity in the Emerging Adult
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMERGING ADULTHOOD AND CREATIVITY
      4. CREATIVITY AND IDENTITY OF EMERGING ADULTS
      5. CREATIVITY IN FAMILIES AND RELATIONSHIPS
      6. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND CREATIVITY
      7. CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Creative Aging
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE ADULTHOOD
      3. INTRODUCTION TO LATE ADULTHOOD
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 4: Train Yourself to Let Go
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CREATIVITY AND THE TWOFOLD MODEL OF CREATIVITY
      4. BECOMING AN EXPERT: PRACTICING ART, AUTOMATIZATION, AND DELIBERATE PRACTICE
      5. THE CREATIVE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING ART
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
  10. Section 2: Creativity and Education
    1. Chapter 5: Creativity in the Schools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FACTORS INFLUENCING CREATIVE THINKING
      5. DEVELOPING CREATIVE THINKERS IN OUR SCHOOLS
      6. CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 6: Enabling Creativity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CREATIVITY
      4. GARDEN EXPLORATION AS A MEANS FOR DEVELOPING CREATIVITY
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX: HUMAN/NATURE LANDSCAPE PROJECT
    3. Chapter 7: Revisiting the Relationships between Turkish Prospective Teachers' Thinking Styles and Behaviors Fostering Creativity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. LIMITATIONS AND POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE STUDY
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 8: A Living Case Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. INSTITUTIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LIVING CASE STUDY
      6. COURSE-SPECIFIC IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LIVING CASE STUDY
      7. QUALITATIVE STAFF REFLECTIONS
      8. IMPLICATIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND FUTURE RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 9: Creativity and Giftedness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR CREATIVITY AND GIFTEDNESS
      4. ATTITUDES TOWARD CREATIVITY AND GIFTEDNESS
      5. A STUDY OF ATTITUDES TOWARD CREATIVITY AND GIFTEDNESS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR CREATIVITY AND GIFTEDNESS RESEARCH
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Creativity and Media
    1. Chapter 10: Hey Inner Four-Year-Old, Wanna Play?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CAPTURING CREATIVITY
      4. PLAY AS CREATIVITY
      5. CREATIVE DEVOLUTION
      6. CREATIVITY CRISIS
      7. MEDIA ENCOURAGING CREATIVITY
      8. THE CREATIVE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING MEDIA
      9. CONCLUSION: THAT’S A WRAP
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Creativity in the Animation Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND INDUSTRY REVIEW
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. BRAND MANAGEMENT IN ANIMATION INDUSTRY
      5. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY
      6. ANIMATION INDUSTRY CREATIVITY IN CHINA
      7. CROSS-CASE ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 12: Accessing the Finest Minds
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CREATIVITY AND MEDIA
      5. AWARDING ORGANIZATIONS’ COMMUNICATIONS AND CREATIVITY
      6. CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AND MODELING
      7. CASE STUDY: BAFTA’S GURU PROGRAM
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 13: Realabilities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. CREATIVITY, COMICS, AND CONSCIENCE
      3. COMIC BOOKS: A MODEL OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
      4. INTERVENTION ONE: ASSESSING THE EFFICACY OF THREE STORYBOARDED EPISODES OF REALABILITIES
      5. INTERVENTION TWO: TESTING THE EFFICACY OF AN ANIMATED EPISODE AND A COMIC BOOK IN PREVENTING BULLYING AND ENHANCING TYPICAL CHILDREN’S SENSITIVITY TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
      6. INTERVENTION THREE: MEASURING THE EFFICACY OF FIVE REALABILITIES COMIC BOOKS IN PREVENTING BULLYING AND IN ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS OF TYPICAL CHILDREN TOWARD CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
      7. INTERVENTION FOUR: MEASURING THE EFFICACY OF FIVE REALABILITIES COMIC BOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN PREVENTING BULLYING AND IN ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS OF TYPICAL CHILDREN TOWARD CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
      8. INTERVENTION FIVE: MEASURING THE EFFICACY OF SIX REALABILITIES COMIC BOOKS AND REALABILITIES INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS OVER A SIX WEEK PERIOD IN PREVENTING BULLYING AND IN ENHANCING KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS OF TYPICAL CHILDREN TOWARD CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
      9. PRINCIPAL CONCLUSIONS, LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Creativity and the Arts
    1. Chapter 14: The Benefit of Imitation for Creativity in Art and Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMITATION AND CREATIVITY
      4. IMITATION IN A THREE-CRITERION MODEL OF CREATIVITY
      5. CASE 1: GERHARD RICHTER, PAINTER
      6. CASE 2: J MAYS, CAR DESIGNER
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 15: Creativity in Art Therapy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BLOCKS TO CREATIVITY
      4. THEORY OF CREATIVITY IN ART THERAPY
      5. PRACTICING CREATIVITY AND OVERCOMING BARRIERS
      6. PRINCIPLES OF CREATIVITY IN THERAPY
      7. CREATIVE EXERCISES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
    3. Chapter 16: Creativity and the Arts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. OVERVIEW/INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORY OF CREATIVITY STUDY
      4. SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CREATIVITY
      5. HUMANISTIC PERSPECTIVES
      6. POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
      7. CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY: ART THERAPY
      8. NEUROAESTHETICS: THE FUTURE OF CREATIVITY AND NEUROSCIENCE
      9. CONCLUSION: NORMAL “MINI – C” CREATIVITY TOOLS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 17: Innovation and Craft Revival
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BRIEF HISTORY OF INDIAN HANDICRAFTS
      4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      5. OBSERVATIONS AND FINDINGS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors