Animal Creativity and Innovation by Allison B. Kaufman, James C. Kaufman

By Allison B. Kaufman, James C. Kaufman

Animal Creativity and Innovation explores theories and examine on animal innovation and creativity, evaluating and contrasting it with idea and study on human creativity and innovation. In doing so, it encompasses findings from psychology, biology, neuroscience, engineering, company, ecology, and schooling. The ebook comprises examples of animal innovation in parrots, canine, marine mammals, bugs, and primates, exploring parallels from artistic play in teenagers. The e-book defines creativity, differentiating it from play, and appears at evolutionary versions and neurological constructs. The ebook additional explores utilized features of animal innovation and creativity together with software use and team dynamics, in addition to boundaries to creativity. the ultimate chapters investigate how inventive habit could be taught or expert. each one bankruptcy is via a observation for integration of recommendations and concepts among animal and human learn, behavioral and cognitive learn, and concept and statement in genuine life.

  • Compares thought and study on animal and human creativity
  • Defines and differentiates creativity from play
  • Reviews utilized creativity in software use and social dynamics
  • Includes examples of animal creativity in a number of species

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