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The production of ideas and objects that are both novel or original and worthwhile or appropriate, that is, useful, attractive, meaningful, or correct. According to some researchers, in ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... The aspect of intelligence characterized by originality of thought and problem solving. Creativity involves divergent thinking, that is, thoughts directed widely towards a number of varied...

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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2014

... The ability of the native speakers of a language to produce and to understand an infinite number of sentences of their language, many of which they have never produced or heard...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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Linguistics
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40 words

...creativity’ In its usual sense. Also used by Chomsky in his early days, specifically of the ability of speakers to produce and understand sentences they have not heard before. A generative grammar was presented as explaining this...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...creativity 1. The ability to produce ideas, policies, and objects (including “knowledge objects”) that are both novel, innovative , or original and worthwhile, appropriate, or relevant (e.g., useful, attractive, meaningful, and valid). 2. In epidemiological and public health research, the capacity of a set of studies to harmonize relevance , validity, meaning, innovation , feasibility, and precision—ideally, beauty and simplicity as well. A study reflects creativity to the extent that it generates knowledge that is relevant, new, valid, practical, and...

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Dimitrios Zbainos and Todd Lubart

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

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2021
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Social sciences
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...past decade some research focused on group creativity especially in organizations, the bulk of creativity literature has been concerned with the creativity of individuals. Theorists such as Sawyer ( 2017 ) argued that the lone creator is a myth and that group creativity is more often at work than we may recognize. Through collaboration the produced whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and creativity unfolds across people. Glăveanu ( 2011 ) distinguished two approaches in research on collective creativity: the sociocognitive and the sociocultural. The...

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Liane Gabora

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Modern Psychology

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2022
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Science and technology, Psychology, History
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9,598 words

...of creativity, such as between historical and personal creativity ( Boden, 2004 ). When the creative process results in a product that is new to humanity and makes an impact on the course of civilization, it is referred to as historical creativity . Historical creativity is also sometimes referred to as eminent creativity . When the creative process results in a product that is new to the creator, but someone else has come up with it before, or it is not creative enough to exert an impact on human civilization, it is referred to as personal creativity ....

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...Creativity 1 . The ability to produce ideas, knowledge, policies, and objects (including scientific knowledge and “knowledge objects”) that are both novel or original and worthwhile or appropriate (i.e., useful, attractive, meaningful, relevant, and valid). 237 2 . In epidemiological research , the capacity of a set of studies to harmonize relevance, validity, meaning, innovation, feasibility, and precision—ideally, beauty and simplicity as well. An epidemiological study reflects creativity to the extent that it generates knowledge that is...

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Current Version:
2008
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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8,256 words

... To treat the aesthetics and psychology of creativity, this entry comprises three essays: Conceptual and Historical Overview Explaining Creativity Creativity and Psychology The first essay is an overview of the topic of creativity in the history of aesthetics from Plato to the present. The second and third essays are reflections on, first, the question whether creativity can be explained and, second, the treatment of creativity in psychology. For related discussion, see Appropriation ; Artificial Intelligence ; Artist , article on History of the...

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Carl R. Hausman, I. C. Jarvie, and Albert Rothenberg

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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8,624 words

... . To treat the aesthetics and psychology of creativity, this entry comprises three essays: Overview Explaining Creativity Psychological and Psychiatric Investigation The first essay provides a historical and conceptual overview of the topic of creativity in the history of aesthetics from Plato through most of the twentieth century. The second and third essays are reflections on, first, the question whether creativity can be explained and, second, the treatment of creativity in psychology. For related discussion, see Appropriation ; Artificial...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... n. The production of ideas and objects that are both novel or original and worthwhile or appropriate, that is, useful, attractive, meaningful, or correct. According to some researchers, in order to qualify as creative, a process of production must in addition be heuristic or open-ended rather than algorithmic (having a definite path to a unique solution). See also convergence–divergence , multiple intelligences , transliminality , triarchic theory of intelligence . creative ...

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William Pryse-Phillips

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
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1,641 words

...may be made between personal and historical creativity, and between creative insights and creative expressions. Examples of personal creativity are the deduction by Blaise Pascal that the angles of a triangle sum to two right angles, at a time that he was quite unaware of Euclid; and the insight that the mathematics subsuming Student's t -test and the chi-square are identical. Although these realizations may have been original, they do not constitute new knowledge and thus do not rank as historical creativity (the enunciation of the principle for the very...

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Liam Hudson

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
1,362 words

...notion of ‘creativity’ has none the less served an important function among psychologists and teachers, acting as a banner under which ideological battles have been fought, and indicating, too, a somewhat disparate body of research, some of which is of real value. What is now thought of as the ‘creativity movement’ had its first stirrings in America in the years after the Second World War. At one level, it was psychology's response to the challenge of Sputnik, and to the fact that little of the best space research was being done by home-grown American...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
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Quotations
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711 words

... Creativity You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014 American writer Jeffrey M. Elliot Conversations with Maya Angelou (1989) The urge for destruction is also a creative urge! Michael Bakunin 1814 – 76 Russian revolutionary and anarchist Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft und Kunst (1842) ‘Die Reaktion in Deutschland’ (under the pseudonym ‘Jules Elysard’) urge for destruction urge for destruction also a creative urge The more you reason, the less you create Raymond Chandler 1888 – 1959 ...

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A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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2017

...creativity The creation of something new, valuable, or useful which may be tangible or intangible. While the term is often used in relation to arts and crafts, there is a recognition that creativity is not linked exclusively to a specific category of occupation and so everyday occupations that are neither arts nor crafts may also involve an element of creativity. For example, cooking a meal involves the use of different ingredients and processes to create something, a meal, which is tangible, valuable, and...

computational creativity

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...creativity A subfield of artificial intelligence that covers the computational study of the creative mind and the construction of systems that exhibit creative behaviour. Topics covered include all forms of creative reasoning (e.g. music, art, literature), computational models of creative processes, and the philosophy of computational creativity...

Cultural Creativity

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Ian Alden Russell

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
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689 words

...Creativity The story of the past has tremendous power and value in modern society. More than a science, archaeology as cultural creativity plays an important role in cultivating and stewarding people’s interests in the past. Promoting “archaeo-appeal,” archaeologists have been both the initiators and the subjects of creative mediations of the data and experiences of the past in the modern world. Not always an altruistic act, the presentation of archaeology in modern media is also a means to brand, market, and sell the past to modern society, with many...

Creativity in Education

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Anne Harris and Leon de Bruin

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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10,133 words

...processes of creativity. Literature reviews by Banaji and Burn ( 2006 ) and Banaji, Burn, and Buckingham ( 2010 ) have examined a range of literature, from which nine “rhetorics” of creativity emerged, including the following: creative genius; democratic and political creativity; ubiquitous creativity; creativity for social good; creativity as economic imperative; play and creativity; creativity and cognition; the creative affordances of technology; and the creative classroom. Reviews by Loveless ( 2002 , 2007 ) have investigated creativity, new...

Creativity and Dance Education Research

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Kerry Chappell and Charlotte Hathaway

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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15,563 words

... has considered the relationship between self and creativity through a self-psychology lens. In so doing, her work also emphasizes the importance of relationality when teaching choreography and nurturing creativity, and argues for creativity via self-psychology as key to transformative education. Taken together, the work of these dance education researchers from America therefore provides strong articulations of how the self may be more actively conceived in relation to creativity. Creativity and Play Creativity and play have been researched by Lynch Fraser (...

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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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5 words

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