From Dynamic Processes to a Dynamic Creative Process

  • Marion BotellaEmail author
  • Todd Lubart
Part of the Creativity Theory and Action in Education book series (CTAE, volume 4)


Since Wallas’ (The art of thought. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1926) four-stage model, the sequential perspective on the creative process may be questioned. The creative process as a dynamic phenomenon is examined in this chapter. In order to understand how the creative process is dynamic, we start by examining the nature of dynamic processes in other fields such as education, cognitive science, health and social psychology. Based on the understanding of these dynamic processes, we develop hypotheses and observations on the dynamics of the creative process. This approach involves new methods to assess the complexity of the creative process.


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  1. 1.Institut de Psychologie, Laboratoire Adaptation Travail-IndividuUniversité Paris DescartesParisFrance

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