Edited by Cynthia Burnett and Paul Reali

Creativity—multi-layered, multi-faceted, multi-variate—naturally raises many questions from those who seek to understand it. At the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State, home of the world’s first Master’s of Science in Creativity, the field’s newest thinkers explore some of the newest questions. Big Questions in Creativity 2013 collects the year’s best papers from the M.S. program’s graduate students, and presents them here for anyone interested in taking a deep dive into current thinking in creativity.

"What is The Role of Creativity in Talent Development?," written by Lee Anne White, explores the basic theoretical conception of giftedness and how it is shifting from a notion of giftedness as a fixed trait with which one is born to that of talents developed over a life span through hard work and dedication. While giftedness and talent are identified as "potential" in children and young adults, it is based on such factors as eminence, domain-changing contributions, extraordinary achievement, and self-actualization in adults. As these changes have evolved and our understanding of intelligence has broadened, researchers have discovered that other key factors, primarily creativity and intrinsic motivation, are crucial for talent development.


Product Details

ISBN:  9780984979530
Publisher:  ICSC Press (Buffalo, NY)
Published:  April 25, 2013
Pages:  170
Binding:  Perfect-bound Paperback

Price: $19.95



Introduction, Cynthia Burnett & Paul Reali

Society and Creativity

What's Next for Creativity? Mary Kay Culpepper 

What is Creative Economy? Irina Mishina

Organizational Creativity

How Can Organizations Tap Creativity to Tackle Change?  Sarah Thurber

What is the Role of Emotional Intelligence in Creative Change Leadership? Ginny Santos

What are the Natural Relationships Between Creativity and Leadership? Amy Frazier 

Who are the Millennials and How will Learning About this Group Benefit Creativity Trainers and Facilitators? Vicci S. Recckio

Individual Creativity

Can Creative Problem Solving be Combined with Rhetoric for Improved Persuasion? Robert H. Frantz

What Activities, Exercises, and Habits Enhance Personal Creativity? Catherine Tillman

Education and Creativity

How Might Creative Problem Solving Combat Bullying? Ted Mallwitz 

What is the Role of Creativity in Talent Development? Lee Anne White