Creativity and Humor. Explorations in Creativity Research

  • ID: 4540024
  • Book
  • 264 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Creativity and Humor provides an overview of the intersection of how humor influences creativity and how creativity can affect humor. The book's chapters speak to the wide reach of creativity and humor with different topics, such as play, culture, work, education, therapy, and social justice covered. As creativity and humor are individual traits and abilities that have each been studied in psychology, this book presents the latest information.

  • 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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1. Humor Production and Creativity:  Overview and Recommendations

Willibald Ruch and Sonja Heintz

2. Playfulness and Creativity:  A Selective Review

Rene T. Proyer, Nancy Tandler and Kay Brauer

3. Developing Creativity and Humor:  The Role of the Playful Mind

Doris Bergen and Mostafa Modir Rousta

4. Why Humor Enhances Creativity fromn Theoretical Explanations to an Empirical Humor Training Program:  Effective "Ha-Ha" Helps People to "A-Ha"

Ching-Hui Chen, Hsueh-Chih Chen and Anne M. Roberts

5. Thinking Fast and Slow and Creatively in the Experience of Humor

Larry Ventis

6. Body Joking:  The Aesthetics and Creativity of Organizational Humor

Barbara Plester, Brigid Carroll and Heesun Kim

7. The Role of Humor in Teaching for Creativity

Ronald A. Beghetto

8. Applied Humor in Creative Product Design

Gillian Hatcher, William Ion, Ross Maclachlan, Andrew Wodehouse, Barbara Simpson and Mario Marlow

9. Creativity and Humor Across Cultures:  Where Aha Meets Haha

Jackson G. Lu, Ashley E. Martin, anastasia Usova and Adam D. Galinsky

10. Evolutionary Explanations for Humor and Creativity

Aaron Kozbelt

11. A Comedy Professor, Design Thinker, and Theatre Producer Walk Into a Bar

Anne Libera, Neil Stevenson and Kelly Leonard

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