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Emergence in Creativity and Development

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/9780195149005.003.0002

Series: Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language

Emergence in                         Creativity and Development

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The author talks about the processes involved in the developmental stages and the formation of imaginative concepts, as well as the different periods that children go through in their life span. It is asserted that while these disciplines propose theoretical explanations and resolve problems in varying approaches, there are similar concerns (perhaps, of unique terminologies) being addressed. To spot shared concepts, the history of the conceptual background of creativity research and developmental psychology is given. The benefits of the integration of perceptions and an overview of the underlying psychological and behavioral motivations follow. Aside from these, the unsettled issue of transition from one stage to another in both disciplines is presented. All discussions take account of the works of pertinent psychologists such as Freud, Piaget, and Vygotsky.

Keywords: developmental stages; creativity research; Freud; Piaget; Vygotsky; children

Chapter.  21403 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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