Creativity and Humor. Explorations in Creativity Research

  • ID: 4540024
  • Book
  • 264 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Creativity and humor are individual traits and abilities that have each been studies in psychology. This book provides an overview of the intersection of these two research areas: how humor influences creativity and how creativity can affect humor. The chapters speak to the wide reach of creativity and humor with such different topics as play, culture, work, education, therapy, and social justice.

  • Explains how and why humor enhances creativity
  • Explores the thought processes behind producing humor and creativity
  • Examines how childhood play is the basis for both creativity and humor
  • Discusses cross-cultural differences in humor and creativity
  • Reviews creativity and humor in politics, teaching, and relationships
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I: Core Concepts in Humor and Creativity 1. Humor and humor production/creation 2. Why Humor Enhances Creativity 3. Intuitive and Reflective Thought in Creativity and Humor

II: Creativity, Humor, and Personal Interactions 4. Creativity, Humor, and Teaching 5. Creativity Used in Political Messages for Social Justice 6. Effectiveness of Humor Based on Humor Style and Situational Variables 7. Humor, Creativity, and Persuasion in Interpersonal Relationships 8. Cross-Cultural Creativity and Humor

III: The Mind and Need for Humor 9. Evolutionary explanations for humor and creativity 10. How Childhood Play Influences Development of Humor and Creativity 11. Creativity and Playfulness

IV: Concluding Thoughts 12. Creativity and Positive Psychology

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