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ERIC Number: EJ948854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Behavior Analytic Contributions to the Study of Creativity
Kubina, Richard M., Jr.; Morrison, Rebecca S.; Lee, David L.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v40 n4 p223-242 2006
As researchers continue to study creativity, a behavior analytic perspective may provide new vistas by offering an additional perspective. Contemporary behavior analysis began with B. F. Skinner and offers a selectionist approach to the scientific investigation of creativity. Behavior analysis contributes to the study of creativity by investigating the controlling variables for novel behavior that people often times designate as creative. Specific environment-behavior relations producing novelty include imitation, instructions, variability, interconnection of repertoires and contingency adduction. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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