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The Standard Definition of Creativity

The Standard Definition of Creativity CREATIVITY RESEARCH JOURNAL, 24(1), 92–96, 2012 Copyright # Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1040-0419 print=1532-6934 online DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2012.650092 COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS The Standard Definition of Creativity Mark A. Runco and Garrett J. Jaeger Torrance Creativity Center, University of Georgia, Athens This Correction focuses on issues surrounding definitions THE STANDARD DEFINITION of creativity. No topic is more central to research on creativity. There is a clear need to ‘‘correct’’ at least The standard definition is bipartite: Creativity requires one all-too-common oversight found in definitions both originality and effectiveness. Are two criteria really within the creativity literature. necessary? Not surprisingly, nearly every article in the CRJ at Originality is undoubtedly required. It is often labeled least briefly defines creativity. The problem is that many novelty, but whatever the label, if something is not articles cite books or articles from the 1990s or, at best, unusual, novel, or unique, it is commonplace, mundane, the 1980s, when defining creativity, when, in fact, the or conventional. It is not original, and therefore not definition they are using—which is broadly accepted creative. and thus can be called the standard definition—actually Originality is vital for creativity but is not sufficient. has a long history. It http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Creativity Research Journal Taylor & Francis

The Standard Definition of Creativity

Creativity Research Journal , Volume 24 (1): 5 – Jan 1, 2012
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CREATIVITY RESEARCH JOURNAL, 24(1), 92–96, 2012 Copyright # Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1040-0419 print=1532-6934 online DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2012.650092 COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS The Standard Definition of Creativity Mark A. Runco and Garrett J. Jaeger Torrance Creativity Center, University of Georgia, Athens This Correction focuses on issues surrounding definitions THE STANDARD DEFINITION of creativity. No topic is more central to research on creativity. There is a clear need to ‘‘correct’’ at least The standard definition is bipartite: Creativity requires one all-too-common oversight found in definitions both originality and effectiveness. Are two criteria really within the creativity literature. necessary? Not surprisingly, nearly every article in the CRJ at Originality is undoubtedly required. It is often labeled least briefly defines creativity. The problem is that many novelty, but whatever the label, if something is not articles cite books or articles from the 1990s or, at best, unusual, novel, or unique, it is commonplace, mundane, the 1980s, when defining creativity, when, in fact, the or conventional. It is not original, and therefore not definition they are using—which is broadly accepted creative. and thus can be called the standard definition—actually Originality is vital for creativity but is not sufficient. has a long history. It

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Published: Jan 1, 2012

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