Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creative Behavior

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_7


What Is Creative Behavior?

Definitions and Perspectives

Creative behavior has been viewed as the creative act, or a set of acts, which is made explicit through behavior. Creative behavior is not submissive; it is action, which leads to a creative output or a solution to a challenge. Creative behavior is not confined solely to the domain of cognition and thought but rather it is action that yields output that is deemed original and useful (Puccio and Cabra 2011). It is a behavior that permits one to act unobstructed from self or externally imposed constraints in pursuit of self-expression, invention, discovery, design, and problem solving.

The actions most often associated with creative behavior can be drawn from Guilford’s explanation and description of divergent thinking. Guilford (1977) constructed a three-dimensional model that he referred to as the Structure of Intellect (SOI) theory. In other words, intellectual...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo StateBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Universidad Adolfo IbañezLas Condes, SantiagoChile