The Dynamic Definition of Creativity: Implications for Creativity Assessment

  • Lindsey CarruthersEmail author
  • Rory MacLean
Part of the Creativity Theory and Action in Education book series (CTAE, volume 4)


Within this chapter, we consider the dynamic definition of creativity within a practical context, with roots in psychological measurement. A discussion of some of the existing measures of creativity is provided, with an attempt to assimilate them to the dynamic definition of creativity, as proposed by Corazza (Creat Res J 28:258–267, 2016). In most cases, some adaptations to the measures are required in order to acknowledge new criteria, such as creative inconclusiveness, and some ideas are presented here for future researchers to consider. Ultimately, it is argued that the dynamic definition of creativity is timely, necessary, and an important step in developing the field of creativity research.


Dynamic creativity Creativity assessment methods Measuring creativity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Applied SciencesEdinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburghUK

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