Creative People at Work

Creative People at Work : Twelve Cognitive Case Studies

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In this book Howard Gruber and his colleagues explore the creative process in both the arts and sciences. Using their unique evolved systems appproach and twelve cognitive case studies, the authors examine the work of such diverse people as Wordsworth, Einstein, Piaget, Anais Nin, and Darwin and, in doing so, dispel many of our popularly held notions about the creative act. This book will be of interest to researchers and laypersons who wish to understand the creative process and may be used in courses in creativity, higher cognitive processes, and life-span development.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 725.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 27 halftones, 7 line drawings
  • 0195056043
  • 9780195056044

Table of contents

Howard E. Gruber: The evolving systems approach to creative work; Doris B. Wallace: Studying the individual: The case study method and other genres; Frederic L. Holmes: Antoine Lavoisier and Hans Krebs: Two styles of scientific discovery; Linda R. Jeffrey: Writing and rewriting poetry: Wordsworth; Ryan Tweney: Fields of enterprise: On Michael Faraday's thought; Robert T. Keegan: How Darwin became a psychologist; Jeffrey V. Osowski: Ensembles of metaphor in the psychology of William James; Doris B. Wallace: Stream of consciousness and reconstruction of self in Dorothy Richardson's "Pilgrimage"; Arthur I. Miller: Imagery and intuition in creative scientific thinking: Albert Einstein's invention of the special theory of relativity; Fernando Vidal: Self and oeuvre in Piaget's youth; Vera John-Steiner: From life to diary to art in the work of Anais Nin; Crystal E. Woodward: Art and elegance in the synthesis of organic compounds: Robert Burns; Margery B. Franklin: A convergence of streams: Dramatic change in the artistic work of Melissa Zinc; Howard E. Gruber: Epilogue; Indexshow more

About Doris B. Wallace

About the authors: Doris B. Wallace received her doctorate from the Institute of Cognitive Studies at Rutgers University. She is a Senior Research Psychologist at Bank Street College of Education in New York, a family therapist, and a collaborator in an international study of children of the Holocaust. Howard E. Gruber was formerly Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute for Cognitive Studies at Rutgers University, and Professor of Genetic Psychology at the University of Geneva. He is currently Research Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University.show more

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