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Full-Text of Selected Creative Studies
Theses and Projects

Graduate students in the Creative Studies' graduate program are engaged in some very interesting research and scholarship. For many years, we have included annotations of their work in CBIR so that others are aware of it. However, accessing this material has always been difficult unless you could visit us or the Creative Studies Library located in the Butler Library at the college, or were lucky enough to be able to contact the student researcher. This was a major limiting factor for our students in the distance education program and other interested local, national, and international researchers. Things are now changing.

During the summer of 2004, we began to explore how to address this issue. We looked at how to make these documents available through CBIR, what file format to use to ensure the entegrety of the students' works, and other related issues. The result is that we are now able to make selected theses and projects of our graduate students available full-text online through CBIR so that others may build upon their research and scholarship. Below is a bibliography of items currently available, with others will soon be added.

The materials listed below are copyright protected and are made available for personal or educational use only. For all other uses, please contact the copyright owner.

 

Recently Added Theses and Projects

  1. Aldrich, Garth S. (2001). Developing a dictionary of creativity terms and definitions.
  2. Argona, Cynthia A. (2001). Identifying Ekvall's creative climate dimensions in an aesthetic education setting.
  3. Aurigema, Maria M. (2001). Identifying Ekvall's creative climate dimensions in elementary school music classrooms.
  4. Babij, Barbara J. (2001). Through the looking glass: Creativity and leadership juxtaposed.
  5. Billoni, Anthony G. (2002). The art gallery excursion as a bridge to idea generation and a heightened aesthetic experience.
  6. Bingham, E. Gretchen. (1997). Using task appraisal to examine CPS applications within a business planning process: An instrumental case study.
  7. Burns, Cheryl L. (2005). An analysis of impact studies in support of the Creative Studies project.
  8. Cabra, John F. (1996). Examining the reliability and factor structure of the Climate for Innovation Questionaire.
  9. Carroll, Hugh S. (2004). Creativity Research Journal, the year 1999 in summary.
  10. Donaldson, Judith E. (1999). Organizing and disseminating knowledge about creativity: Themes in the 1998 issues of the Creativity Research Journal.
  11. Daley, Kristin E. (2002). The documentation and analysis of a change initiative at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
  12. Fink, Sandra Carol. (2004).Developing a therapy dog volunteer visitation service.
  13. German, Annette J. (2004). My own creativity Girl Scout badge.
  14. Grieshober, William E. (2004). Continuing a dictionary of creativity terms and definitions.
  15. Hillis, Patrick Michael. (1996). The development of an illustrative bibliography of creative problem-solving literature from 1985-1995.
  16. Jaeger, Kristin M. (2005). Creative female visual artists who are master educators.
  17. Keller-Mathers, Susan. (1990). Impact of creative problem solving training on participants' personal and professional lives: A replication and extension.
  18. Mance, Marie. (1996). An exploratory examination of methodology core contingencies within task appraisal.
  19. Lauer, Kenneth J. (1994). The assessment of creative climate: An investigation of the Ekvall Creative Climate Questionnaire.
  20. McLean, Elizabeth Marie. (2004). Examining the relationship between individuals' creative products and their creativity styles.
  21. Miller, Blair J. (1992). The use of outdoor-based training intiatives to enhance the understanding of creative problem solving.
  22. Puccio, Kristin G. (1994). An analysis of an observational study of creative problem solving for primary children.
  23. Ramos, Hector. (2005). Establishing a center for Creative Studies in Singapore: A business proposal.
  24. Ramos, Suzanna Jeyanthi. (2005). Cross-cultural studies of impact theories of creativity: A comparative analysis between the United States and the main ethnic groups in Singapore.
  25. Richards, Stephanie Elaine. (2006). Assessing cognitive style using a problem construction task.
  26. Schlau, Carrie A. (2003). Organizing, developing, and disseminating knowledge about creativity: Themes in the 2000 issue of the Journal of Creative Behavior.
  27. Segal, Marci. (2001). Linking creativity with psychological type.
  28. Timko, Lisa A. (1996). Organizing and annotating faculty publications from the Center for Studues in Creativity using an ecological approach.
  29. Wheeler, Russell Arthur (2001). Improving the understanding of the impact of Creative Problem Solving training through an examination of individual differences.
  30. Wilson, Glenn V. (1995). A comprehensive, bibliographic study of the Creative Studies Library: 1994.
  31. Yudess, Jo. (1983). Creative problem solving training as an intervention to improve risk taking.
  32. Yund, Jennifer L. (2005). The relationship between FourSight and occupational groups: Examining creative process preferences of chefs, engineers, and nurses.

Additional Theses and Projects Available

1 ) Dillon-Bartz, Colleen. (2004). Developing a book proposal for a memoir of my life. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York- College at Buffalo, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

2 ) Dutcher, Andrew J. (1997). Understanding the relationship of vision to creative climate and leadership practices. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York College at Buffalo; Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

3 ) Gonzalez, David [González, David]. (2001). The art of solving problems: Comparing the similarities and differences between CPS, Synectics and Lateral Thinking. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York Buffalo State College; International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Executive Summary: PDF | Full-Text: PDF

4 ) Gonzalez, Maria [González, Maria]. (2003). Implicite theories of creativity across cultures. Unpublished masters thesis, Buffalo State College- State University of New York; International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

5 ) Grivas, Christopher C. (1996). An exploratory investigation of the relationship of cognitive style with perceptions of creative climate. Unpublished masters thesis, State University College at Buffalo; Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

6 ) Keller-Mathers, Susan (2004). A qualitative study of women of extraordinary creative achievement. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Argosy University/Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

7 ) Langan, Patricia J. (2001). The IDEAS project; Inquiring to determine evidence of achievement in styles. Unpublished masters thesis, State University of New York College at Buffalo; Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

8 ) Moynihan, Patricia L. (2001). Organizing and disseminating knowledge about creativity: Themes in the 1999 Journal of Creative Behavior. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York College at Buffalo; Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Executive Summary: PDF | Full-Text: PDF

9 ) Muneyoshi, Hideki (2004). Identifying how school teachers use creative problem solving. Unpublished master's thesis, Buffalo State College- State University of New York, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

10 ) Muneyoshi, Hideki (2004). Identifying how teachers use creative problem solving. Unpublished master's thesis, Buffalo State College, State University of New York; International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

11 ) Pellow, Wendy S. (2003). Organizing and disseminating information about creativity: Themes in the 1997 Creativity Research Journal. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York Buffalo State: International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

12 ) Peters, Rebecca G. (2002). The impact of climate in the classroom: Reporting baseline data for the development of CLASS [Identifying Ekvall's creative climate dimensions in elementary through high school settings]. Unpublished masters project, Buffalo State College, International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Executive Summary: PDF | Full-Text: PDF

13 ) Richards, Tara Marie. (2002). Identifying Ekvall's creative climate dimensions in gifted enrichment programs. Unpublished masters project, Buffalo State College; International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Executive Summary: PDF | Full-Text: PDF

14 ) Rife, Shari L. (2001). Exploring the personality composition of the four preferences measured by the Buffalo Creative Process Inventory. Unpublished masters thesis, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Executive Summary: PDF | Full-Text: PDF

15 ) Riggs, Ralph A. (1993). Uses of information technology in creativity, innovation and problem solving. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York College at Buffalo; Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

16 ) Rusin, Allison M. (2002). Case studies of deviant creative individuals and their major life achievements. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York College at Buffalo; International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Executive Summary: PDF | Full-Text: PDF

17 ) Steele, Diane Marie. (2003). The influence of cognitive style on insight problem solving. Unpublished masters thesis, Buffalo State College- State University of New York, Department for Creative Studies, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

18 ) Switalski, Laura Barbero. (2003). Evaluating and organizing thinking tools in relationship to the CPS framework. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York- Buffalo State College; International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Executive Summary: PDF | Full-Text: PDF

19 ) Vehar, Jonathan R. (1994). An impact study to improve a five-day course in facilitating creative problem solving. Unpublished masters project, State University of New York College at Buffalo; Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Executive Summary: PDF | Full-Text: PDF

20 ) Welton, Jeffrey S. (2004). The creative problem solving preferences of playwrights and its relationship to behavior and success. Unpublished masters project, Buffalo State College, Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, NY.

Type of Resource: dissertation/thesis | Annotation | Full-Text: PDF

   
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