ERIC Number: EJ627477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
What Is the Common Thread of Creativity? Its Dialectical Relation to Intelligence and Wisdom.
Sternberg, Robert J.
American Psychologist, v56 n4 p360-62 Apr 2001
Discusses the role of creativity in the dialectical process of ideas, suggesting that all cultures, including cultures compromising fields of knowledge, generate a dialectical process in which: intelligence represents a thesis, advancing societal agendas; creativity represents an antithesis, questioning societal agendas and proposing new ones; and wisdom represents a synthesis of the dialectic, balancing the old with the new. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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