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Title Everyday creativity and new views of human nature [electronic resource] : psychological, social, and spiritual perspectives / edited by Ruth Richards ; foreword by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2007.

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Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiii, 349 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Creativity and our individual lives -- Creativity and society -- Integration and conclusions.
Summary "What is everyday creativity? A capacity, a strategy, a process, all of these. It is a capability that is an intimate part of our daily lives and our personalities, yet it remains, for most of us, underdeveloped and, unfortunately, underacknowledged. Editor and leading creativity researcher Ruth Richards writes, "Everyday creativity is...fundamental to our very survival. With our everyday creativity, we adapt flexibly, we improvise, we try different options, whether we are raising a child, counseling a friend, fixing our home, or planning a fundraising event." In this provocative collection, an interdisciplinary group of eminent thinkers offer their thoughts on how embracing creativity--tapping into the "originality of everyday life"--an lead to improved physical and mental health and to new ways of thinking and experiencing the world and ourselves. They show how our creativity can help us live "in the moment," refine our views of human nature at an individual and a societal level, find spiritual meaning, and, ultimately, change our paradigms for survival-and for flourishing-in a world fraught with urgent challenges. Neither a dry treatise nor a manual, this anthology draws upon the latest research in the area to present a lively examination of the phenomenon and process of everyday creativity and its far-reaching ramifications for self, society, politics, human and cultural evolution, and our future"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2005. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2005 dcunns.
Other formats Also issued in print.
Other author Richards, Ruth.
Subject Creative ability.
Creative ability -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9780979212574 (print ed.)
097921257X (print ed.)