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ERIC Number: ED003079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 113
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CREATIVE THINKING IN ART STUDENTS, THE PROCESS OF DISCOVERY.
CSIKSZENTMIHALYI, MIHALY; GETZELS, JACOB W.
A SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATION OF THE COGNITIVE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION OF A DRAWING WAS CONDUCTED. A SITUATION WAS DESIGNED IN WHICH A SAMPLE GROUP OF ABOUT 30 ARTISTS COULD BE OBSERVED AT WORK. BEHAVIOR WAS RECORDED AND THE PROGRESS OF THEIR WORK PHOTOGRAPHED. OF THE BEHAVIORS OBSERVED, SIX WERE TAKEN TO REFLECT RELEVANT STAGES IN THE FORMULATION AND SOLUTION OF DISCOVERED PROBLEMS. THESE PROCESS VARIABLES INCLUDED--(1) MANIPULATION OF OBJECTS, (2) SELECTION OF UNUSUAL OBJECTS, (3) EXPLORATORY BEHAVIOR, (4) OPENNESS OF PROBLEM STRUCTURE, (5) DISCOVERY-ORIENTED BEHAVIOR, AND (6) CHANGES IN PROBLEM STRUCTURE AND CONTENT. ON THE BASIS OF FINDINGS, THE INVESTIGATORS CONCLUDED THAT THE IDENTIFICATION OF SOME OF THE ELEMENTS IN THE PROCESS OF DISCOVERY IN PROBLEM-SOLVING SHOULD FACILITATE THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ACTUAL CREATIVE PROCESSES ACROSS VARIOUS FIELDS OF ENDEAVOR. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)