Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Componential Theory of Creativity

The componential theory of creativity is a comprehensive model of the social and psychological components necessary for an individual to produce creative work. The theory is grounded in a definition of creativity as the production of ideas or outcomes that are both novel and appropriate to some goal. In this theory, four components are necessary for any creative response: three components within the individual – domain relevant skills, creativity-relevant processes, and intrinsic task motivation – and one component outside the individual – the social environment in which the individual is working.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Creative Edge on Facebook

A lot of links to creativity research, articles, sites etc can now be found on my facebook page.
Feel free to go there and LIKE the page and you will have automatic updates on creativity related matters.

Thinking Creatively: Just Add Milk

Shaking up everyday rituals — even the order of preparing a breakfast dish — may be a way to stimulate innovative thinking.

How to make a region innovative

To foster economic growth, innovation clusters need to draw on the power of an interrelated “quad” of sectors: public, private, civil, and academic.