Review of the book New Directions in Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

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Paul Silvia, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Reviews the book, New Directions in Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts edited by Paul Locher, Colin Martindale, and Leonid Dorfman (see record 2006-03935-000). This book's 16 chapters reveal the broad themes of modern research on creativity and the arts. First, it's clear that researchers draw their inspiration from mainstream cognitive psychology. Second, this book reveals a growing interest in the nature of aesthetic expertise. Finally, this book reflects the segregation of the study of creativity from the study of art and aesthetics. Interest in creativity and the arts is high, and the field is clearly flourishing. Forecasting new directions is always speculative--who knows from where the next great idea will appear?--but researchers can use this fine book to make some good guesses.

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Language: English
Date: 2006
book reviews, aesthetics, creativity, arts, cognitive psychology

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