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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 study on animal innovation and creativity, evaluating and contrasting it with idea and examine on human creativity and innovation. In doing so, it encompasses findings from psychology, biology, neuroscience, engineering, enterprise, ecology, and schooling. The publication contains examples of animal innovation in parrots, canines, marine mammals, bugs, and primates, exploring parallels from artistic play in childrens. The booklet defines creativity, differentiating it from play, and appears at evolutionary types and neurological constructs. The publication extra explores utilized points of animal innovation and creativity together with software use and crew dynamics, in addition to boundaries to creativity. the ultimate chapters inspect how artistic habit should be taught or proficient. every one bankruptcy is via a remark for integration of strategies and ideas among animal and human learn, behavioral and cognitive examine, and thought and remark in genuine life.

  • Compares conception and examine on animal and human creativity
  • Defines and differentiates creativity from play
  • Reviews utilized creativity in device use and social dynamics
  • Includes examples of animal creativity in a number of species

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Given that assumptions are untested beliefs, they need to be elicited and explored. Fortunately, it did not take long for one of my core assumptions to surface when reading Pepperberg’s chapter. I quickly realized that my beliefs about intentional behavior served as the basis for my assumption that nonhuman creativity must be a different kind of creativity. Specifically, I found myself reasoning that human creativity is often (although not always) a form of intentional behavior, whereas nonhuman creativity is likely (if not always) a result of chance behavior.

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