Animal Creativity and Innovation by Allison B. Kaufman, James C. Kaufman

By Allison B. Kaufman, James C. Kaufman

Animal Creativity and Innovation explores theories and learn on animal innovation and creativity, evaluating and contrasting it with idea and examine on human creativity and innovation. In doing so, it encompasses findings from psychology, biology, neuroscience, engineering, enterprise, ecology, and schooling. The ebook comprises examples of animal innovation in parrots, canines, marine mammals, bugs, and primates, exploring parallels from artistic play in young children. The e-book defines creativity, differentiating it from play, and appears at evolutionary versions and neurological constructs. The e-book extra explores utilized points of animal innovation and creativity together with device use and workforce dynamics, in addition to boundaries to creativity. the ultimate chapters inspect how artistic habit might be taught or expert. each one bankruptcy is by way of a remark for integration of concepts and ideas among animal and human learn, behavioral and cognitive learn, and idea and commentary in genuine life.

  • Compares thought and study on animal and human creativity
  • Defines and differentiates creativity from play
  • Reviews utilized creativity in instrument use and social dynamics
  • Includes examples of animal creativity in a number of species

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Lubart, T. I. (1999). The concept of creativity: Prospects and paradigms. In R. J. ), Handbook of creativity (pp. 3À15). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Commentary on Chapter 2: Creativity in the Interaction Enjoyable play, whether it is human, animal, or both, involves a delicate dance around control. Play is most enjoyable when it involves free choice, is self-directed, has some element of risk, and maintains a balance of power among the players. As this chapter illustrates, when these basics are achieved, the avenues for enjoyment and the options for creative behaviors become limitless.

3). , 2010). What are relevant are the theories and ideas that lead to the measurements. The most important of these for the present research is work on collaborative circles (Farrell, 2003; elaborated for sports by Corte, 2013) and constraint theory (Elster, 1984, 2000; elaborated for sports by Lewandowski, 2007, Sternberg, 1976); I shall also mention the theory of deliberate practice (Ericsson, Krampe, & Tesch-Ro¨mer, 1993; elaborated for sports by Memmert, 2011 and Memmert & Furley, 2007). Constraint Theory Elster’s (1984, 2000) constraint theory posits that human activity requires the selection of feasible activities from the acknowledged set of I.

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