Mark A. RuncoUniversity of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Nature & Nurture “hereditary genius” Twin studies DRD2 & DRD4 with certain divergent thinking test scores   Fluency bu...
Creativity as Problem Solving Not all problem solving requires or allows creativity Creativity as   Problem finding   ...
Divergent Thinking Guilford (1968) & Torrance (1995) Open-ended (vs. convergent, conventional, correct) Fluency, origin...
Generality vs. Domain Specificity Verbal, mathematical, musical, spatial, kinesthetic,  inter- and intrapersonal, and nat...
Hierarchical Framework for the Study of CreativityCreative Potential                         Creative PerformancePerson   ...
Creativity as Adaptation Art as healing, cathartic Creative problem solving as coping Yet creativity can be maladaptive...
Creativity & health Creativity leads to health Creativity leads to illness Health leads to creativity Illness leads to...
Blind vs. Directed Process Simonton on Gurenica Evaluations of ideas The Dark Side of Creativity
Overview  Nature and nurture (“range of reaction”)  Generality and specificity  Problem solving and problem finding  D...
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    1. 1. Mark A. RuncoUniversity of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    2. 2. Nature & Nurture “hereditary genius” Twin studies DRD2 & DRD4 with certain divergent thinking test scores  Fluency but not originality  Controlling general intelligence
    3. 3. Creativity as Problem Solving Not all problem solving requires or allows creativity Creativity as  Problem finding  Self expression  Exploration  Play
    4. 4. Divergent Thinking Guilford (1968) & Torrance (1995) Open-ended (vs. convergent, conventional, correct) Fluency, originality, flexibility Improvements  Scoring, predictions, criteria, stimuli & tasks, etc. Questions of testing or measuring any creativity
    5. 5. Generality vs. Domain Specificity Verbal, mathematical, musical, spatial, kinesthetic, inter- and intrapersonal, and naturalistic Low correlations among performances Yet specificity may reflect level of analysis  Performance not process  Ideational processes, interpretive processes
    6. 6. Hierarchical Framework for the Study of CreativityCreative Potential Creative PerformancePerson Products Personality Traits, Idiosyncrasies, & Inventions, Patents, Publications Characteristics IdeasProcess Persuasion Cognitive Systems Social Individual-Field-Domain Historical InteractionsPress Person X Environment (PxE) Distal State X Trait Evolution Zeitgeist Culture Immediate Places & Environments
    7. 7. Creativity as Adaptation Art as healing, cathartic Creative problem solving as coping Yet creativity can be maladaptive (E.g., writers) Adaptation can lead to conformity Creativity can be proactive rather than reactive
    8. 8. Creativity & health Creativity leads to health Creativity leads to illness Health leads to creativity Illness leads to creativity Third (“hidden”) variable  Overinclusive thinking
    9. 9. Blind vs. Directed Process Simonton on Gurenica Evaluations of ideas The Dark Side of Creativity
    10. 10. Overview  Nature and nurture (“range of reaction”)  Generality and specificity  Problem solving and problem finding  Divergent thinking (and measurement as whole)  Adaptation  Health (psychological & physical)  Blind vs directed process

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