Elements of creativity and destruction in science and art

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Margaret Underwood (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Robert Partin

Abstract: The term "creativity" has different meanings for different people, and many of these meanings are contradictory. I find it necessary to examine this term from my own point of view in order to avoid confusion. I believe that there are different levels of creativity found at various stages of an individual's life. Each level varies in depth and scope rather than type. The most fundamental form of creativity is found in the young child. The product of this creativity can be observed in his paintings and drawings. Among the most important characteristics in his work are spontaneity and freedom. His is an uninhibited expression, where skills and the quality of the product are secondary. This early form of creativity lays the groundwork for more advanced levels or plateaus of creativity.

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Language: English
Date: 1962

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