Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture

Everyday Creativity and the Healthy Mind

Dynamic New Paths for Self and Society

Authors: Richards, Ruth

  • Offers an alternative understanding of the fundamentals of everyday creativity
  • Highlights the importance of “process” in creativity over the result
  • Discusses how we can enhance our relationships with life, beauty, future possibilities, and one another
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About this book

As human beings we all have creative potential, a quality essential to human development and a vital component to healthy and happy lives. However this may often remain stifled by the choices we make, or ways in which we choose to live in our daily lives. Framed by the “Four Ps of Creativity” – product, person, process, press – this book offers an alternative understanding of the fundamentals of ordinary creativity. Ruth Richards highlights the importance of “process”, circumventing our common preoccupation with the product, or creative outcome, of creativity. By focusing instead on the creator and the creative process, she demonstrates how we may enhance our relationships with life, beauty, future possibilities, and one another. 
This book illustrates how our daily life styles and choices, as well as our environments, may enable and allow creativity; whereas environments not conducive to creative flow may kill creative potential. Also explored are questions of ‘normality’, beauty and nuance in creativity, as well as creative relationships.

About the authors

Ruth Richards is a professor at Saybrook University, USA, a psychologist and psychiatrist. She has written numerous articles and books on everyday creativity, and was awarded the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement (APA).

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Everyday Creativity and the Healthy Mind
Book Subtitle
Dynamic New Paths for Self and Society
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55766-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55766-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55765-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 390
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