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Creativity and Development

R. Keith Sawyer, Vera John-Steiner, Seana Moran, Robert J Sternberg, David Henry Feldman, Jeanne Nakamura, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


This book explores the connections and tensions between creativity research and developmental psychology, two fields that have largely progressed independently of each other until now. Scholars in psychology investigated the emergence of new ideas, and the development of people and situations that bring them to completion. Findings are based on the observation that both creativity and development are processes that occur in complex systems, in which later stages or changes emerge from the prior stat ... More

Keywords: creativity, developmental psychology, complex systems, social processes, dynamism, intelligence, development, ideas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195149005
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149005.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Keith Sawyer, author
Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Vera John-Steiner, author
University of New Mexico, USA

Seana Moran, author
Harvard University, USA