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COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS: Chance and Intentionality in Creative Performance

COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS: Chance and Intentionality in Creative Performance Creativity Research Journal Copyright # 2007 by 2007, Vol. 19, No. 4, 395–398 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS Chance and Intentionality in Creative Performance Mark A. Runco California State University, Fullerton and Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration The debate concerning the role of chance in cre- Johnson, & Baer, 1995; Sternberg, 2000). Runco ative work (e.g., Simonton, 1989, 2007; Weisberg, et al. (1999) supported this theory by identifying a 2007) is among the most important in the field of large number of choices and decisions that creative studies. One reason for this is that it has creative individuals may face, some of which relate implications for our understanding of the creative to the individual’s investments in creative potential, process, and additional implications for the fulfill- some of which relate to support by others for those ment of potentials and prevention of the loss of same investments, and some of which relate to the talent. Consider the claim from chance theories actual expression of creative insights. Note here that an individual’s talent would go to waste if that investments are, by and large, choices (Ruben- he or she was born in the wrong era. There would http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Creativity Research Journal Taylor & Francis

COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS: Chance and Intentionality in Creative Performance

Creativity Research Journal , Volume 19 (4): 4 – Dec 1, 2007
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Creativity Research Journal Copyright # 2007 by 2007, Vol. 19, No. 4, 395–398 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS Chance and Intentionality in Creative Performance Mark A. Runco California State University, Fullerton and Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration The debate concerning the role of chance in cre- Johnson, & Baer, 1995; Sternberg, 2000). Runco ative work (e.g., Simonton, 1989, 2007; Weisberg, et al. (1999) supported this theory by identifying a 2007) is among the most important in the field of large number of choices and decisions that creative studies. One reason for this is that it has creative individuals may face, some of which relate implications for our understanding of the creative to the individual’s investments in creative potential, process, and additional implications for the fulfill- some of which relate to support by others for those ment of potentials and prevention of the loss of same investments, and some of which relate to the talent. Consider the claim from chance theories actual expression of creative insights. Note here that an individual’s talent would go to waste if that investments are, by and large, choices (Ruben- he or she was born in the wrong era. There would

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Published: Dec 1, 2007

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