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ERIC Number: EJ627472
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Catalytic Creativity: The Case of Linus Pauling.
Nakamura, Jeanne; Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
American Psychologist, v56 n4 p337-41 Apr 2001
Illustrates how creativity is constituted by forces beyond the innovating individual, drawing examples from the career of chemist Linus Pauling that highlight the formative influence of the social field on an individual's relationship to the domain. Pauling's case reveals how variously the social field contributes to creativity, shaping the individual's standards of judgement and providing opportunities, incentives, and critical evaluation. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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