Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

Creativity: the psychology of discovery and invention - New York HarperCollins 2013 - viii, 456 p.

Table of Contents:

One: Setting the Stage
Part I The Creative Process
Two: Where Is Creativity?
Three: The Creative Personality
Four: The Work of Creativity
Five: The Flow of Creativity
Six: Creative Surroundings

Part II The Lives
Seven: The Early Years
Eight: The Later Years
Nine: Creative Aging

Part III Domains of Creativity
Ten: The Domain of the Word
Eleven: The Domain of Life
Twelve: The Domain of the Future
Thirteen: The Making of Culture
Fourteen: Enhancing Personal Creativity

Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author's objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab, so that knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists to politicians and business leaders, poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the tortured genius is largely a myth. Most important, he clearly explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.



Creative ability
Creative thinking

153.3 / C8C7

Powered by Koha