ERIC Number: ED203550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Imagery and Creativity: An Historical Perspective.
Juhasz, Joseph B.
The paper examines the recurrent associations between imagining and creativity. The thesis of the paper is that the assumed connection between these two processes depends on their conceptualizations. Creativity is variously conceptualized as unitary or a binary process. Imagining is variously characterized as active or passive. These two dimensions produce a fourfold conceptualization of the connection between imagining and creativity as necessary and sufficient, necessary but not sufficient, sufficient but not necessary, and neither sufficient nor necessary. An historical examination of Greek thinkers shows that these positions occur in an order that can be predicted from theory. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Montreal, Canada, September, 1980).