|Title||Concepts and Theories of Creativity|
|Authors||Masaharu YANO, Morio SHIBAYAMA, Yuan SUN, Masaki NISHIZAWA and Mitsuhiro FUKUDA|
At present, through the discussion of Japan Science
Council and others, it is pointed out that Japanese researchers are necessary
to have much more creative abilities under the hard conditions of international
competition. Though the importance of creative ability in research is obvious,
it is a difficult problem to identify and evaluate such the ability. So
there are many viewpoints and interpretations to creativity among various
Recently development of psychology has produced successful results in US, and many book about creativity have published in the 1990s, as "Encyclopedia of Creativity" and "Handbook of Creativity". Based on the information from these books, authors have planed to study the concepts and theories of creativity. This time authors have integrated parts of information on the subject and made a volume as a study report.
The goal of this technical report is to arrange diversified concepts of creativity and their theories, and to introduce them to domestic university & college students and academic community.
This volume is divided into ten chapters, each dealing with a different
aspect of creativity and its investigations. Chapter 1, introduction, sets
out the background of research and the volume's contents.
|Published||Jun 30, 2002|