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Psychology of Creative Writing

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ISBN-10: 0521881641

ISBN-13: 9780521881647

Edition: 2009

Authors: Scott Barry Kaufman, James C. Kaufman

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List price: $156.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/29/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 406
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

James C. Kaufman is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut.

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I
The Personalities of Creative Writers
The Creative Writer, Dysphoric Rumination, and Locus of Control
"The more I write, the better I write, and the better I feel about myself": Mood Variability and Mood Regulation in Student Journalists and Creative Writers
Characteristics of Eminent Screenwriters: Who Are Those Guys?
The Tears of a Clown: Understanding Comedy Writers
The Text
The Evolution of Creative Writing
Literary Creativity and Physiognomy: Expressiveness in Writers, Readers, and Literature
The Literary Genius of William Shakespeare: Empirical Studies of His Dramatic and Poetic Creativity
The Process
In Search of the Writer's Creative Process
Writing as a Collaborative Act
Writing as an Interaction with Ideas
Creative Cognition in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing
The Development
Writing in Flow
Writer's Block and Blocked Writers: Using Natural Imagery to Enhance Creativity
Pretend Play, Emotional Processes, and Developing Narratives
The Healing Powers of Expressive Writing
The Education
How Rewards and Evaluations Can Undermine Creativity (and How to Prevent This)
Teaching Writing by Demythologizing Creativity
Creation and Response: Wellspring to Evaluation
Fostering Creative Writing: Challenges Faced by Chinese Learners
Putting the Parts Together: An Integrative Look at the Psychology of Creative Writing
Index