ERIC Number: EJ1094283
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Publication Date: 2016
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Commentary: The Development of Creativity--Ability, Motivation, and Potential
Silvia, Paul J.; Christensen, Alexander P.; Cotter, Katherine N.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n151 p111-119 Spr 2016
A major question for research on the development of creativity is whether it is interested in "creative potential" (a prospective approach that uses measures early in life to predict adult creativity) or in children's creativity for its own sake. We suggest that a focus on potential for future creativity diminishes the fascinating creative world of childhood. The contributions to this issue can be organized in light of an "ability × motivation" framework, which offers a fruitful way for thinking about the many factors that foster and impede creativity. The contributions reflect a renewed interest in the development of creativity and highlight how this area can illuminate broader problems in creativity studies.
Descriptors: Creativity, Motivation, Models, Creativity Tests, Children, Ability, Creative Thinking, Adults
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