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By Martin S. Lindauer

ISBN-10: 1441992022

ISBN-13: 9781441992024

ISBN-10: 1461348358

ISBN-13: 9781461348351

Aging, Creativity and paintings: a good standpoint on Late-LifeDevelopment explores the strengths and possibilities of previous age as those are manifested via the accomplishments of getting older artists, past due creative works, and aged arts audiences. The e-book attracts on scholarship within the humanities, essentially in paintings background; examines in general work and painters, either historic and modern; reports empirical learn on creativity and cognition, predominantly from psychology and gerontology; and provides the author's unique stories, together with surveys of paintings historians, questionnaires accomplished by means of getting older artists and humanities audiences, and experiments concerning judgments of paintings by means of laypersons. The learn offered in Aging,Creativity and artwork: a favorable viewpoint on Late-Life Development means that creativity maintains into the later years; higher-order psychological skills relating to creativity, like mind's eye and problem-solving, persist until eventually past due in existence; and the elderly's actual, sensory, psychological, and interpersonal capabilities can be greater via engagement with the humanities. This paintings interrelates the disciplines of technological know-how, the arts, and the humanities to shape a synthesis that builds at the strengths of the tools of quantification of technology; the emphasis at the person within the humanities; and the expressive and intuitive modes of verbal exchange within the arts. Aging, Creativity and paintings: a favorable point of view onLate-Life Development significantly examines the psychology of creativity, cognitive improvement, and gerontology, and should be of curiosity to a variety of pros and scholars in those fields.

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Wilson. 1989). which contrasts realworld and laboratory research. briefly mentions Lohman's (1953) work on declines in creativity, considering losses "slight" (p. 329), but says Old Age and Old Artists 35 little else about late-life creativity. Another chapter defines the reader as "a prose processor"-but nothing about literary prose. Studies of experts, whose extensive professional experience offsets age-related losses in learning and memory, excludes artists (Charness, 1989; Craik & Salthouse, 1992).

A few examples follow: Th e dry bran ch burns more fiercely th an th e green. (Elder Olson , written in his mid 70s) I am more myself than ever before . (Mary Sarton at 60) We are all happier in many ways when we are old th an when we were young. The young sow wild oat s, the old grow sage. (Winston Churchill) The collection also contains about 30 portraits and photographs of aging notables (Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Georgia O'Keefe, G. B. Shaw, W. H. Auden, Albert Sweitzer) and art that depicts old people (by A.

Wilson. 1989). which contrasts realworld and laboratory research. briefly mentions Lohman's (1953) work on declines in creativity, considering losses "slight" (p. 329), but says Old Age and Old Artists 35 little else about late-life creativity. Another chapter defines the reader as "a prose processor"-but nothing about literary prose. Studies of experts, whose extensive professional experience offsets age-related losses in learning and memory, excludes artists (Charness, 1989; Craik & Salthouse, 1992).

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