Are Implicit Theories of Creativity Domain Specific? Evidence and Implications

Richard W. Hass, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Jen Katz-Buonincontro

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Abstract

Implicit theories of creativity have become a focus of research for a number of important reasons. In this chapter we outline evidence that implicit theories are the product of social learning, and, as such are not likely to be totally domain general. We first discuss a small taxonomy of implicit theories including self-theories, and mindsets. Then we present evidence that implicit theories are not constant across domain boundaries. Finally, we discuss implications of this theoretical view for creativity research and educational research and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Creative Self
Subtitle of host publicationEffect of Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, Mindset, and Identity
PublisherElsevier
Pages219-234
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128097908
ISBN (Print)9780128099056
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 23 2017

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Keywords

  • Domain specificity
  • Implicit theories
  • Mindsets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Hass, R. W., Reiter-Palmon, R., & Katz-Buonincontro, J. (2017). Are Implicit Theories of Creativity Domain Specific? Evidence and Implications. In The Creative Self: Effect of Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, Mindset, and Identity (pp. 219-234). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809790-8.00012-1