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Citation: Beth A. Hennessey, Teresa M. Amabile (2010) Creativity. Annual Review of Psychology (RSS)

doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.093008.100416


Tagged: Psychology (RSS) innovation (RSS), intrinsic motivation (RSS), divergent thinking (RSS)


The paper reviews a substantial amount of literature regarding creativity and promotes the need for a systems view of creativity wherein the sum of the creative parts is lesser than the whole. The parts are listed in increasing order as 'Neurological', 'Affect/Cognition/Training', 'Individual/Personality', 'Groups', 'Social environment', 'Culture/Society' and finally 'Systems approach'.

The operation of forces of creativity in increasing order of the concentric circles