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The nature of creativity: cognitive and confluence perspectives

Megalakiki, Olga; Craft, Anna and Cremin, Teresa (2012). The nature of creativity: cognitive and confluence perspectives. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 10(3) pp. 1035–1056.

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Abstract

In the present psychology-informed literature review we address some aspects of the nature of creativity from cognitive and confluence perspectives. The authors begin by discussing models of creativity offered by cognitive and confluence approaches, focusing on the transition from univariate to multivariate models. The article explores what these literatures suggest about factors that can influence creativity, including cognitive conative and environmental ones. The article goes on to present the overlaps and distinctiveness between creativity and innovation and the vexed question of the evaluation of creativity exploring two contrasting stances of psychometric and componential approaches. The review concludes by acknowledging the complexity of the phenonomenon of creativity explored here mainly through cognitive and confluence lenses touching on psychometric and social-personality approaches, and recognizes the potential of other lenses in psychology such as psychodynamic, humanistic and evolutionary, for understanding creativity.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Education and Psychology I+D+i and Editorial EOS (Spain)
ISSN: 1696-2095
Extra Information: this is an OA journal but i can find no details of permission to archive in an IR
Keywords: creativity; cognitive; confluence; complexity
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
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Item ID: 37521
Depositing User: Anna Craft
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 09:18
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37521
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