Handbook of Creativity Assessment

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Handbook of Creativity Assessment

9781839102141 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Mark A. Runco, Director of Creativity Research and Programming, Southern Oregon University and Selcuk Acar, University of North Texas, US
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 83910 214 1 Extent: 370 pp
The Handbook of Creativity Assessment provides a holistic overview of the current theories and methods used to evaluate creativity. Setting out clear guidance for the effective assessment of both creative potential and creative performance, it paints a comprehensive picture of the beneficial nature of measuring creativity accurately, however it is expressed.

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The Handbook of Creativity Assessment provides a holistic overview of the current theories and methods used to evaluate creativity. Setting out clear guidance for the effective assessment of both creative potential and creative performance, it paints a comprehensive picture of the beneficial nature of measuring creativity accurately, however it is expressed.

Eminent authors discuss factors that can affect the nature of creativity, such as openness and intellect, and carefully analyze human traits, including gender and personality, to determine whether they also have an impact on creativity. Key issues including differing research contexts and research economics are acknowledged to highlight the complexities of the field. Ultimately, the Handbook argues that creativity can be accurately assessed, and when it is, our understanding is expanded and it is easier to support creativity and its benefits.

Scholars of creative studies, innovation, research methods, psychometrics, and education will appreciate the contemporary and historical methodologies explored within this Handbook. The explorations of real-world creativity assessments are also beneficial for educators and management practitioners.
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‘A must-read for students, teachers, practitioners, and creativity researchers. Measuring creativity is by no means straightforward. This book makes measurement manageable while emphasizing its complexity and challenges.’
– Maciej Karwowski, University of Wrocław, Poland

‘This Handbook’s authoritative coverage of creativity assessment is truly remarkable, encompassing both the historical context and the latest theoretical, methodological and technical advancements. Importantly, at no point do the contributors shy away from controversies, challenges and debates. This is certain to be a valuable resource for many years to come.’
– Linden Ball, University of Central Lancashire, UK

‘Assessment of creativity is an essential area with both theoretical and practical implications. Runco and Acar have edited an outstanding, comprehensive, interesting, and state-of-the art volume. The chapters are of high quality by top scholars and researchers that often present exciting ideas. A breadth of topics include assessment of creative potential, personality, products, cognitive processes, and within contexts of neuroscience, schools, and organizations. This book is a major contribution to the field of creativity assessment and speaks to the future.’
– Sandra Russ, Case Western Reserve University, US

‘This Handbook is an essential read for comprehensive insights into creativity assessment, spanning historical foundations to cutting-edge developments. It covers key issues and facets of creativity assessment, showcasing the complementarity of perspectives in the field. A must-have for researchers and practitioners exploring creativity!’
– Baptiste Barbot, UCLouvain, Belgium
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