- The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Creative Industries: A Typology of Change
- The Creative Mind
- Creativity in Teams: Processes and Outcomes in Creative Industries
- Creativity in Social Networks: A Core-Periphery Perspective
- Creativity in the City
- ‘The Market for Symbolic Goods’: Translating Economic and Symbolic Capitals in Creative Industries
- Trading Places: Auctions and the Rise of the Chinese Art Market
- The Market for Creative Labour: Talent and Inequalities
- Stars and Stardom in the Creative Industries
- Creative Entrepreneurs: The Business Models of Haute Cuisine Chefs
- Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries and Cultural Change: Art, Fashion, and Modernity in India
- Performance in the Creative Industries
- Projects and Project Ecologies in Creative Industries
- Managing Project-Based Organization in Creative Industries
- Organizing Events for Configuring and Maintaining Creative Fields
- User Innovation in Creative Industries
- User Innovation in the Music Software Industry: The Case of Sibelius
- Niches, Genres, and Classifications in the Creative Industries
- Sunk Costs and the Dynamics of Creative Industries
- Creative Industries and the Wider Economy
- Brokerage, Mediation, and Social Networks in the Creative Industries
- Digitizing Fads and Fashions: Disintermediation and Glocalized Markets in Creative Industries
- Copyright, the Creative Industries, and the Public Domain
- Copyright and its Discontents
- Public Policy for the Creative Industries
- Global Production Networks in the Creative Industries
- Creative Industries and Development: Culture in Development, or the Cultures of Development?
- Author Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
A creative response is novel, good, and relevant. This chapter explores current research and different perspectives on how people are creative. We first discuss the creative process itself. What cognitive processes occur while someone is being creative? Next, we analyze the research on what types of people are creative. We first discuss the copious research on creativity and personality, addressing the larger question of which types of people are more likely to be creative. We then cover studies that explore how knowledge, intelligence, and expertise all play a role in how a people express their creativity. Next we discuss the kinds of creative contributions creative individuals can make. We conclude by noting that creativity research is challenging: it is context dependent, hard to measure, and not particularly popular.
Dr. James C. Kaufman, Professor of Psychology and Director, Learning Research Institute at California State University at San Bernardino; President, Division 10, American Psychological Association.
Robert J. Sternberg is a Professor of Human Development at Cornell University.
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