Theory of Creativity

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 91)


Creativity is the ability to produce original work and ideas. It starts with a creative person using a creative process to make a creative (new) product. Various studies have been carried out to obtain information about the behavior of creative individuals. These people are usually energetic and full of ideas. When confronted with a problem, they consider all of the different ways to solve it and tend to come up with unique solutions. Many models have been developed to explain creativity and the creative thinking process. Some of them are presented and discussed in this chapter. However, it should be mentioned that most of them include steps with the common themes of synthesis, analysis, and evaluation (which are the higher levels of thinking).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Technology, Suzuka CollegeSuzukaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)Clarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA

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