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"A genuine magnum opus on creativity!" -- Dr. James Alvino, Parenting for High Potential

"A genuine magnum opus on creativity!...A comprehensive and readable book. A very creative and welcome addition to the literature." -- Dr. James Alvino, Editor, Parenting for High Potential

"Not just for professional educators only, this comprehensive manual on creativity will inform and delight parents and home educators as well." -- NAGC Parent-Community News

"Piirto brings a unique perspective on the study of creativity....Her chapters are alive with special insights." -- Dr. Rena Subotnick, Hunter College, New York

About the Author

Jane Piirto is a native of Ishpeming, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to which all four of her grandparents emigrated from Finland. She is Trustees' Distinguished Professor at Ashland University in Ohio.

Jane Piirto is a native of Ishpeming, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to which all four of her grandparents emigrated from Finland. She is Trustees' Distinguished Professor at Ashland University in Ohio.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Great Potential Press; 2nd ed. edition (June 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0910707278
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910707275
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,110,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Understanding Those Who Create by Jane Piirto. Dayton, OH: Ohio Psychology Press, 1992.
This is an excellent book for those who are interested in, yet new to the field of creativity. The author starts out by dealing with definitions and assessments of creativity and then goes on to present research about the characteristics of creative individuals within various fields such as visual artists, creative writers, creative scientists, mathematicians, musicians, and composers. This book is recommended for educators and parents.
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I had heard Dr. Piirto speak at conferences, and was delighted to get this second edition of her book. I was even more pleased to see that it had won the Parent's Guide Award. I often had wondered about tests for creativity, and whether our schools really nurtured it. This book is provocative in those areas, as well as regarding how creative adults in different occupational areas differ in personality and family background experiences. An excellent and fascinating book!
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By A Customer on April 10, 2001
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Dr. Piirto's book is fascinating. If you are an artist or a business person, this book is for you. Understand yourself and those you love. Find out why writers suffer from bipolar disorder and alcoholism. Discover the personality that propels Bill Gates and other business dynamos. Figure out where you fit in and why you do what you do.
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