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Postformal Thought, Creativity, and Creating the “Self”

  • Jan D. Sinnott
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)

Abstract

Data show that postformal thinking is a tool with which adults can express creativity in everyday life as well a way to describe the process of adult creativity. Creative postformal thinking is expressed in many domains of life, as we saw in earlier chapters. Creativity in adulthood and old age, using the tools of postformal thought, can regulate the integration of intellectual and emotional stimulation from events or people, bridging affect and cognition and making the demands of adulthood bearable and meaningful.

Keywords

Creative Process Mature Adult Compulsive Sexuality Creative Production Formal Operation 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan D. Sinnott
    • 1
  1. 1.Towson UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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