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Animal Creativity and Innovation explores theories and research on animal innovation and creativity, comparing and contrasting it with theory and research on human creativity and innovation. In doing so, it encompasses findings from psychology, biology, neuroscience, engineering, business, ecology, and education. The book includes examples of animal innovation in parrots, dogs, marine mammals, insects, and primates, exploring parallels from creative play in children. The book defines creativity, differentiating it from play, and looks at evolutionary models and neurological constructs. The book further explores applied aspects of animal innovation and creativity including tool use and group dynamics, as well as barriers to creativity. The final chapters look into how creative behavior may be taught or trained. Each chapter is followed by a commentary for integration of thoughts and ideas between animal and human research, behavioral and cognitive research, and theory and observation in real life.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 538 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30.48mm | 970g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012800648X
  • 9780128006481
  • 2,146,161

Table of contents

Part I - Evidences of Creativity

Chapter 1 - Creativity and Innovation in the Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) - Irene M. Pepperberg Commentary - Ronald A. Beghetto Chapter 2 - Creativity in the Interaction: The Case of Dog--Human Play - Robert W. Mitchell Commentary - Jessica Hoffmann Chapter 3 - Exploration Technique and Technical Innovations in Corvids and Parrots - Alice M. I. Auersperg Commentary - Beth A. Hennessey, John H. Stathis Chapter 4 - Cetacean Innovation - Eric M. Patterson and Janet Mann Commentary - Vlad Petre Glaveanu

Part II - Requirements for Creativity

Chapter 5 - Creativity, Play, and the Pace of Evolution - Gordon Burghardt Commentary - Sandra W. Russ Chapter 6 - The Evolution of Innovativeness: Exaptation or Specialized Adaptation? - Daniel Sol Commentary - Liane Gabora, Apara Ranjan Chapter 7 - The Creative Cerebellum: Insight from Animal and Human Studies - Laura Petrosini, Debora Cutuli, Paola De Bartolo, Daniela Laricchiuta Commentary - Mathias Benedek Chapter 8 - Animal Creativity: Cross-Species Studies of Cognition - Kendra S. Knudsen, David S. Kaufman, Stephanie A. White, Alcino J. Silva, David J. Jentsch, Robert M. Bilder Commentary - Oshin Vartanian

Part III - The Struggle for Creativity

Chapter 9 - Brain Size and Innovation in Primates - Ana Navarette and Kevin Laland Commentary - Thomas B. Ward Chapter 10 - Minding the Gap: A Comparative Approach to Studying the Development of Innovation - Jackie Chappell, Nicola Cutting, Emma C. Tecwyn, Ian A. Apperly, Sarah R. Beck, Susannah K. S. Thorpe Commentary - Roni Reiter-Palmon Chapter 11 - Necessity, Unpredictability and Opportunity: An Exploration of Ecological and Social Drivers of Behavioral Innovation - Phyllis C. Lee and Antonio C. de A. Moura Commentary - Marie J. C. Forgeard and Eranda Jayawickreme Chapter 12 - Cognitive and Noncognitive Aspects of Social Learning - Thomas R. Zentall Commentary - John Baer Chapter 13 - Of Course Animals are Creative: Insights from Generativity Theory - Robert Epstein Commentary - Dean Keith Simonton

Part IV - Pushing the Boundaries of Creativity

Chapter 14 - Conservatism Versus Innovation: The Great Ape Story - Josep Call Commentary - Weihua Niu Chapter 15 - Tools for the Trees: Orangutan Arboreal Tool Use and Creativity - Anne E. Russon, Purwo Kuncoro, and Agnes Ferisa Commentary - David H. Cropley Chapter 16 - Insects as a Model System to Understand the Evolutionary Implications of Innovation - Emilie Snell-Rood, Eli Swanson, and Sarah Jaumann Commentary - Samuel T. Hunter Chapter 17 - Creating Creative Animals - Karen Pryor Commentary - James C. Kaufman Chapter 18 - Animal Creativity and Innovation: An Integrated Look at the Field - William J. O'Hearn, Allison B. Kaufman, and James C. Kaufman
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Review Text

"Like many potential readers of this excellent book, I suspect, I opened it with some skepticism. I closed it with admiration. Admiration for the many serious scientists who have given their lives in creative, critical analyses and experiments, to understand better the creative aspects of life around us." --American Journal of Psychology, Animal Creativity and Innovation

"...an extremely rich, powerful collection of essays exploring the what, who, when, where, how, and why of innovativeness and creativity in nonhuman animals...the main strength of this edited volume is its transdisciplinary approach.Summing Up: Highly recommended" -- CHOICE Reviews Online

"...as a vehicle to present this group of related studies in a single place, the work is both useful and successful." --PsycCRITIQUES

"The book contains some excellent material written by some very fine scientists. I, for one, learned a lot and profited from my reading. The book should be of interest to comparative psychologists, students of human innovation and creativity, and others with a general interest in these topics.. I recommend it to the reader who can profit from its excellent chapters." --PsycCRITIQUES

"The editors.added interest by creating dialogs, with researchers who study human creativity commenting on each chapter by researchers who report on animal creativity..Like many potential readers of this excellent book.I opened it with some skepticism. I closed it with admiration. Admiration for the many serious scientists who have given their lives in creative, critical analyses and experiments, to understand better the creative aspects of life around us." - Peter R. Killeen, American Journal of Psychology , Fall 2016, Vol 129, No. 3 pp 327-361
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Review quote

"Like many potential readers of this excellent book, I suspect, I opened it with some skepticism. I closed it with admiration. Admiration for the many serious scientists who have given their lives in creative, critical analyses and experiments, to understand better the creative aspects of life around us." --American Journal of Psychology, Animal Creativity and Innovation

"...an extremely rich, powerful collection of essays exploring the what, who, when, where, how, and why of innovativeness and creativity in nonhuman animals...the main strength of this edited volume is its transdisciplinary approach...Summing Up: Highly recommended" --CHOICE Reviews Online

"...as a vehicle to present this group of related studies in a single place, the work is both useful and successful." --PsycCRITIQUES

"The book contains some excellent material written by some very fine scientists... I, for one, learned a lot and profited from my reading... The book should be of interest to comparative psychologists, students of human innovation and creativity, and others with a general interest in these topics.... I recommend it to the reader who can profit from its excellent chapters." --PsycCRITIQUES



"The editors...added interest by creating dialogs, with researchers who study human creativity commenting on each chapter by researchers who report on animal creativity....Like many potential readers of this excellent book...I opened it with some skepticism. I closed it with admiration. Admiration for the many serious scientists who have given their lives in creative, critical analyses and experiments, to understand better the creative aspects of life around us." - Peter R. Killeen, American Journal of Psychology, Fall 2016, Vol 129, No. 3 pp 327-361
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About Allison B. Kaufman

James C. Kaufman, PhD, is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He is the author/editor of more than 30 books and 250 papers. Dr. Kaufman co-founded two APA journals (Psychology of Popular Media Culture and Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts) and is a Past President of APA's Division 10. He was won numerous awards, including the Torrance Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Berlyne and Farnsworth Awards from APA, and Mensa's research award.
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