ERIC Number: ED047281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Cultivating Creativity in Adults: The Commonalities of Selected Programs.
Putzker, Ralph Waldo, Jr.
This study examined programs that were designed to cultivate creativity in adults, and drew from those programs a group of generalities that can be used to: assess other programs, devise new programs, and establish teaching strategies that will stimulate creativity. Relevant research, proposals, and programs which existed between 1890 and 1950 were surveyed to establish a historical background for current research and programs. Society, the social matrix of the individual, personal motivation, and the personality of the creative individual were discussed as theoretical foundation for assessing the pragmatic programs. The structure of the intellect and the problem of the transfer of learning were also discussed. Some existing programs were outlined, and the rationale for them and the criteria used in selecting them were presented. The majority of the programs were operated within the commercial/industrial complex of the United States. Identified in the programs were 26 commonalities which fall within three broad categories -- emotional and psychological, technical and intellectual, and sociological factors. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Adults, Business, Creativity, Doctoral Dissertations, Environmental Influences, History, Industry, Personality, Program Descriptions, Psychological Needs, Research, Social Development, Social Influences, Transfer of Training
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis