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What is Creativity and Who Needs It

Updated on January 30, 2013

What is Creativity

Creativity has been defined in a number of key academic & industry researchers from fields of arts, science in academics to business disciplines, specially psychology. A useful definition of a creative product is that it is something (a) novel and (b) appropriate. This definition is given by two prominent academic psychologists, Robert R. Steinberg & Todd I. Lubard in their classic book, Defying the Crowd: Cultivating Creativity in a Culture of Conformity (Free Press, 1995)

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Academic Study & Practical Use of Creativity & Innovation

How do we foster Creativity Supporting Culture ?

Creativity is yet to be measured in a way a standard way though continued attempts to measure creativity is on going in many academic disciplines. Clearly creativity has a genetic element as well as cultural element.

Some cultures are more creative than others. Irish for example, or the French are known for their culture based creativity in arts for example.

America is known for being a creative nation in particularly being inventive in science & technology and in business.

"New birth of freedom" waiting in the wing through fostering creativity leading to strengthening an innovation supportive culture, as a nation, but also on a region, community and geography levels.

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Creativity & Wisdom for Knowledge Economy Infrastructure ?

Community, region, nation and beyond ?

Today, there is wide discussion on the need for "innovation" to solve the economic issues both near term and longer term to usher in the knowledge economy on the 21st century.

Can creativity be fostered on a community and geogrphic evel to lead us to knowledge driven innovation supportive culture necessary for prosperity and quality of life in America & elsewhere ?

Social Creativity--Clean Water Appreciation and Innovation ?

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Appreciation of Creative Spiritual Cultures ?

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Creativity and Appreciation of Knowledge

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Appreciation of Friendhip - In Fostering Creative Cultures Arts & Science

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Web & Rock in Life--Appreciation of Creative Spirit

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Inspiring Kids to Careers of The Future-- - Arts, Science & Technology Bridge

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      selenabrandal 4 years ago

      Now that is some hard work!

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      @terrywoodhouse lm: Yes, agreed that nations and ethnic voicees within have demonstrated creative spirit. But even in the United States, one of the most creative nation in the world waits a new birth of freedom to unleash the creative potential to enable America to return to the path of well-being and prosperity. This will not be easy nor automatic ! Let us continue the conversations. Thanks.

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      terrywoodhouse lm 5 years ago

      interesting topic - I think that every country can claim to de creative in one area or another, music, science, whatever

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      @alicia65: Your observation "unique self" for individuals is most valuable. But "nature vs nurture" still goes on as backgrounds to shape individuality. As Ben Franklin has observed Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

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      alicia65 5 years ago

      the art of creativity lies within us, each and everyone of us born unique as such it would depend on how individual look at it. When one has courage and determination to learned there's no way to conclude that he/she in not a talented one! great lens.

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      @kathysart: Your comment is quite appropriate. Sure but we know much about creativity that was not known 30 years ago. Thanks to persistent scientists and artists who have discussed often their own creativity and process of creativity. Surely creativity is above all a self discovery process as well as knowledge elements important. it's been the case with me, and what I know from "great minds".

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Creativity is everything.. it is in every single thing we do. When people say they don't have one creative bone in their body? Not so. Blessed lens.

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      OzGirl LM 5 years ago

      Hmmm, an interesting topic... I wonder if creativity can ever be measured. Personally, I believe that everyone is gifted with creativity in general, and yet each person must search to find the area where their creative gifts will shine the brightest.

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      rottenpixies 5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens! Very inspiring!

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      Pastor Cher 5 years ago from United States

      Creativity can only be measured by God since He is the one who gives it. Some interesting reading though. I don't think we truly appreciate all the creative aspects to what people have been given the ability to accomplish.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I wonder if we'll ever be able to measure creativity...its like trying to catch a sunbeam!

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      ShopperGirl3 LM 5 years ago

      Congratulations to you too on reaching level 53 with Squidoo. You have wonderfully interesting lenses! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks, your lens are very interesting.