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“Putting Blinkers on a Blind Man”: Providing Cognitive Support for Creative Processes with Environmental Cues

Bo T. Christensen and Christian D. Schunn

in Tools for Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381634
eISBN:
9780199870264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381634.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Random cues may be both beneficial and harmful to creativity. Theories of analogical transfer and association assume that cues are helpful in generating new ideas. However, theories of ... More


Spreading activation and dissociation: A cognitive mechanism for creative processing in music

Emery Schubert

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

From its evolutionary origins, our culture has organized and shaped the role of creativity in music. For example, many people in Western culture will agree that Beethoven was a creative genius, and ... More


Musical materials or metaphorical models? A psychological investigation of what inspires composers

Shira Lee Katz and Howard Gardner

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Most studies of musical composition are accounts of individual composers or analyses of scores divorced from the writing process. We lack information on the prototypical ways that pieces take shape ... More


Composers’ creative process: The role of life-events, emotion and reason

Vladimir J. Koneˇcni

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents reflections about an important and much discussed aspect of art-music composers' creative process, namely, the role — if any — that emotions, and specifically acute emotional ... More


Pushkin's Lyric Intelligence

Andrew Kahn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234745
eISBN:
9780191715747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234745.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is Russia's greatest poet, a ‘ founding father’ of modern Russian literature, and a major figure in world literature. His poetry and prose changed the course of Russian ... More


Mozart's Creative Process: THE “DÜRNLTZ” SONATA AND CONCERTO IN C MAJOR, K. 503

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter challenges the popular image of Mozart's music as having sprung into existence fully formed by analyzing his manuscripts and creative process. In the case of the first movement of the ... More


Communicative musicality: The human impulse to create and share music

Colwyn Trevarthen

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter seeks the source of the self-creative process that makes music by asking: how can a newborn baby, possessed of powerful means of soliciting the care of its life from a mother, also have ... More


Epilogue

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Opera

The new musical language that emerged in the early 20th century seems to have been motivated, at least in part, by the need to reflect — even express — the new literary, psychological, and ... More


Mozart's Piano Music

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Mozart's emergence as a mature artist coincides with the rise to prominence of the piano, an instrument that came alive under his fingers and served as medium for many of his finest compositions. ... More


Creative thinking: the mystery myth

Ken Gilhooly

in Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating fact from fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198568773
eISBN:
9780191693779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568773.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter proposes that creativity emerges out of a three-way process between an individual, his or her domain of work and the audience of knowledgeable peers and judges. However, this chapter ... More


The Constraining Effects of Initial Ideas

Steven M. Smith

in Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the rare form of creative cognition, that which leads to revolutionary ideas. The case is made, with supporting empirical evidence, that prior experience can sometimes block ... More


Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration

Paul B. Paulus and Bernard A. Nijstad (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195147308
eISBN:
9780199893720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147308.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Creativity often leads to the development of original ideas that are useful or influential, and maintaining creativity is crucial for the continued development of organizations in particular, and ... More


Roles, Relations, and the Creative Process

Gregory D. Booth

in Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327632
eISBN:
9780199852055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327632.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the musical, economic, and social relationships of the creative process that took place in the world of music rooms, music directors, arrangers, assistants and sitting musicians ... More


Creative Collaboration

Vera John-Steiner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195307702
eISBN:
9780199847587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307702.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book offers rare and fascinating glimpses into the dynamic alliances from which some of our most important scholarly ideas, scientific theories, and art forms are born. It shows the creative ... More


Flight from Wonder

Albert Rothenberg

in Flight from Wonder: An Investigation of Scientific Creativity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199988792
eISBN:
9780190214159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988792.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The findings from the research interviews with the Nobel Prize–winning scientists and the control group of engineering faculty and their significance are discussed. Interrelationships between ... More


Wrap

Nat Segaloff

in Arthur Penn: American Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At a symposium at Dartmouth College, Arthur Penn articulated that while the artist is often perceived to be the one who is least able to judge his own work, this defies the nature of the creative ... More


The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037160
eISBN:
9780252094286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037160.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book opens the door to the composer's workshop, investigating not just the final outcome but the process of creative endeavor in music. Focusing on the stages of composition, the book maintains ... More


Dream and the ‘Doubling of Personality’

Tony James

in Dream, Creativity, and Madness in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151883
eISBN:
9780191672873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151883.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, European Literature

From Delbœuf to Hugo, this chapter describes a mental process whereby the self is ‘doubled’ and other characters, who may or may not be recognized as parts of the self, are brought into being. This ... More


Performers in the practice room

Karen Wise, Mirjam James, and John Rink

in Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199346677
eISBN:
9780199346707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346677.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter begins by investigating perspectives on practice and creativity in the scholarly literature and in both practical and pedagogical writing, and it argues that to date little attention has ... More


The Creative Process of Cultural Evolution

Liane Gabora

in Handbook of Culture and Creativity: Basic Processes and Applied Innovations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190455675
eISBN:
9780190883317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455675.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores how we can better understand culture by understanding the creative processes that fuel it, and better understand creativity by examining it from its cultural context. First, it ... More


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