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  • 1. Creativity is... SMCANT VII Gema R. Quintana @rubiq

2. Tendency to generate or recognize: ideas alternatives possibilities Useful in: solving problems, communicating with others entertaining ourselves and others From Human Motivation, 3rd ed., by Robert E. Franken (pp. 396) 3. Why people are motivated to be creative: need for novel, varied, and complex stimulation need to communicate ideas and values need to solve problems From Human Motivation, 3rd ed., by Robert E. Franken (pp. 396) 4. From Human Motivation, 3rd ed., by Robert E. Franken (pp. 394) you need to be able to... view things in new ways or from a different perspective and generate new possibilities or alternatives In order to be creative... 5. From Human Motivation, 3rd ed., by Robert E. Franken (pp. 394) exibility tolerance of ambiguity or unpredictability the enjoyment of things heretofore unknown Linked to: 6. From Creativity - Beyond the Myth of Genius, by Robert W. Weisberg. (page 4) Creative: novel products of value the person who produces the work Creativity: capacity to produce such works activity of generating such products 7. From Creativity - Beyond the Myth of Genius, by Robert W. Weisberg. (page 4) For something to be creative, it is not enough for it to be novel: it must have value, or be appropriate to the cognitive demands of the situation. 8. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Ways that creativity is commonly used: People who express unusual thoughts, who are interesting and stimulating (appear unusually bright) People who experience the world in novel and original ways. (personally creative individuals) Individuals who have changed our culture in some important way 9. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly creative domain:the symbolic knowledge shared by a particular society as a whole. (like visual arts) eld: which includes all the gatekeepers of the domain (like art critics, art teachers, curators of museums, etc) person: who using the symbols of the given domain (such as music, engineering, business, mathematics) has a new idea or sees a new pattern (this novelty is selected by the appropriate eld for inclusion into the relevant domain) The Systems Model of Creativity 10. Creativity is any act, idea, or product that changes an existing domain, or that transforms an existing domain into a new one...What counts is whether the novelty he or she produces is accepted for inclusion in the domain From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 11. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Characteristics of the creative personality 12. #1 Creative individuals have a great deal of energy, but they are also often quiet and at rest From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 13. #2 Creative individuals tend to be smart yet also naive at the same time From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 14. #3 Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline or responsibility and irresponsibility From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 15. #4 Creative individuals alternate between imagination and fantasy at one end and rooted sense of reality at the other. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 16. #5 Creative people seem to harbor o pposite ten dencie s o n the continuum between extroversion and introversion. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 17. #6 Creative individuals are also remarkable humble and proud at the same time. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 18. #7 Creative individuals to a certain extent escape rigid gender role stereotyping and have a tendency toward androgyny. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 19. #8 Generally, creative people are thought to be rebellious and independent. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 20. #9 Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well. From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 21. #10 The openness and sensitivity of creative individuals often exposes them to suffering pain yet also a great deal of enjoyment From Creativity - Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly 22. energy irresponsibility imagination proud androgyny passionate enjoyment 23. Gracias mil!