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ERIC Number: EJ901324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 130
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
The Role of Risk-Taking in Songwriting Success
Marade, Angelo A.; Gibbons, Jeffrey A.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v41 n2 p125-149 Second Quarter 2007
Creativity involves generating novel concepts and products that are valued by the creator as well as by the public. In this paper, we argue that risk-taking in songwriting increases the likelihood of any individual's product being valued as creative. By reviewing the case histories of several successful songwriters, we show that heightened creativity is associated with a willingness to express novel ideas as well as a willingness to repeatedly confront, and adapt to the possibility of failure.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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