Homo Problematis Solvendis–Problem-solving Man

A History of Human Creativity

Authors: Cropley, David H.

  • Presents the psychology of creativity and innovation, with the development of technology throughout human history
  • Includes case studies of 30 key innovations from pre-history through to the information age
  • Illustrates the application of the psychology of creativity and innovation to real-world problem solving
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This book presents the history of modern human creativity/innovation through examples of solutions to basic human needs that have been developed over time. The title – Homo problematis solvendis – is a play on the scientific classifications of humans (e.g. Homo habilus, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens), and is intended to suggest that a defining characteristic of modern humans is our fundamental ability to solve problems (i.e. problem- solving human = Homo problematis solvendis).

The book not only offers new perspectives on the history of technology, but also helps readers connect the popular interest in creativity and innovation (in schools, in businesses) with their psychological underpinnings. It discusses why creativity and innovation are vital to societies, and how these key abilities have made it possible for societies to develop into what they are today.

About the authors


David H. Cropley is an internationally recognised expert on creativity and innovation. His teaching interests focus on systems engineering and related concepts, and his research examines a range of aspects of creativity and innovation, both in the field of engineering, and more broadly. David has appeared on "Redesign My Brain" (ABC TV, 2013) and "Life at 9" (ABC TV, 2014) discussing various aspects of creativity. He will appear on a new series of Redesign My Brain in 2015, looking at cognitive flexibility and problem solving.

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3101-5
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  • Included format:
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-3100-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homo Problematis Solvendis–Problem-solving Man
Book Subtitle
A History of Human Creativity
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3101-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3101-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-3100-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 165
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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