Saturday, June 11, 2011

Identification of Creativity: The Individual

A paper titled "Identification of Creativity: The Individual" provides important insights on five parameters of creativity as they affect the individual: (a) intellectual factors and cognitive styles associated with creativity, (b) creativity as related/unrelated to intelligence, (c) personality aspects of creativity, (d) the potential creative, and (e) motivational characteristics associated with creativity. Despite differences in age, cultural background, area of operation or eminence, a particular consistent constellation of psychological trait emerges. These persons also appear distinguished more by interests, attitudes, and drives, rather than by intellectual abilities. The assessment of creative potential should include singular intellectual characteristics, cognitive styles, and personality variables. Creativity research pursued on the basis of compound criteria from disparate psychological levels may present more valid findings, and contribute to the resolution of conceptual dilemmas.

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