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Introduction

R. Keith Sawyer

in Creativity and Development

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780195149005
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848225 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149005.003.0001

Series: Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language

Introduction

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Connections between creativity and development are the main idea of this volume. These relationships are unusually discovered because these disciplines have gone through research separately, by various personalities and perspectives. Implicitly speaking, there are hidden links between imagination and maturity even if efforts to consolidate the conceptual frameworks of both are absent. In this regard, the interest of scholars of both disciplines in examining the potential advantages and implications of this intertwining will grow. Using the strengths of every area of knowledge, each will acquire new viewpoints and methodologies from one another. This introductory section enumerates the common conceptions about development and creativity, as well as the three themes that result from the study of the dynamism in mental processes and behavioral patterns, and how these are tackled in the succeeding chapters.

Keywords: creativity; development; relationships; conceptual frameworks; imagination; maturity

Chapter.  3707 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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