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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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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