Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creativity and Emotion

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_354


 Affect;  Feeling;  Mood;  Novelty

Key Concepts and Definition of Terms

While the field of study concerning the relationship between creativity and emotion is comparatively small, the fields of creativity and emotion as distinct areas of research are vast. Each area is replete with theory abounding in differing perspectives and orientation. Consequently, the number of definitions for each term is large, many of which may only be deeply understood in the light of theoretical orientation from which the definition is derived. This is particularly the case for the term emotion, whose definitional efforts have historically been elusive, despite its frequency of use.

For the purposes of shared understanding and this entry however, the terms creativity and emotion are defined as follows:-

The term creativity is derived from the Latin creatus“to make or produce” and in more recent canon is defined as “the production of effective novelty.” It is used in scholarly writing of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia