I need a full timeline of creativity research (focusing on cognitive psychology but not limited to), starting from Guilford's presidential address (1950) to present.
Hello! Thanks for asking Wonder for a timeline of creativity research, beginning with Guilford's 1950 APA presidential address. In short, I have identified five primary methods of creativity research: psychometric, experimental, biographical, historiometric, and biometric. Researchers who have worked in the field of creativity research throughout the years include J.P. Guilford, E.P. Torrance, C.W. Taylor, Teresa Amabile, Bonnie Cramond, Beth Hennessey, John Gedo, Howard Gruber, Dean Keith Simonton, and Richard Haier.
I've compiled data related to the identified researchers in a spreadsheet. Due to a temporary glitch in our system, I cannot attach this spreadsheet as a source, but you can access it at this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZvPyxzyOSyPTmMVEuKsXMC1Ih3HMUggtvmKz8peSLD0/edit?usp=sharing Below, please find an overview of my research, along with my methodology. Data sources for each researcher can be found in the spreadsheet. METHODOLOGY
I reviewed the previous Wonder response you received to fully understand the information already provided. Then, I searched Google Scholar for academic papers outlining the history of creativity research. I located the book, "Handbook of Creativity," which provides information on the history of creativity research. Using the publicly-available online portions of the book, I identified five research approaches and some researchers who have employed them. I then searched for information on these researchers and their seminal publications.
While an exhaustive exploration of this topic is outside the scope of a single Wonder request, I've identified several researchers who have used the primary research methods described. In the attached spreadsheet, I've outlined some top researchers, along with some details about their research focus and the time period in which they did their primary work. If you'd like a deeper dive of specific researchers or, perhaps, a specific decade, please send us another request, and we'll be happy to pick up where we left off.
CREATIVITY RESEARCH APPROACHES
Psychometric: This approach involves measuring creativity using "correlational and causal-comparative designs."
Researchers using this method, who all worked primarily in the 1950s and 1960s, include:
• J.P. Guilford
• E.P. Torrance
• C.W. Taylor
Experimental: This approach measures creativity using "quasi-experimental and experimental designs."
Researchers using this method, all of whom are currently working, include:
• Teresa M. Amabile
• Bonnie Cramond
• Beth Hennessey
Biographical: This approach involves researchers constructing "case studies of eminent creators using qualitative research methodology."
• John Gedo
• Howard Gruber
Historiometric: Like psychometric, this approach involves measuring creativity, but it measures it by looking at historical documentation rather than self-report measures used in psychometric methods.
Biometric: This approach involves monitoring a person's "glucose metabolism in the brain while he or she performs certain cognitive tasks."
• Richard Haier
SUMMARY To sum up, the below spreadsheet provides an overview of a number of researchers who have worked in the field of creativity using psychometric, experimental, biographical, historiometric, and biometric methods.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZvPyxzyOSyPTmMVEuKsXMC1Ih3HMUggtvmKz8peSLD0/edit#gid=0 Thanks for using Wonder for your research needs! Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.