Process Analytic Models of Creative Capacities

Michael D. Mumford, Michele I. Mobley, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Charles E. Uhlman, Lesli M. Doares

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Abstract

Although a number of factors condition the success of creative efforts, most investigators recognize the fundamental importance of novel problem solutions. As a result, a number of systems intending to describe the processes contributing to the generation of innovative problem solutions have been proposed. In the present article, earlier models describing the processes contributing to creative problem solutions are reviewed. The common themes appearing in these models are then considered in relation to the use of extant information structures. Certain implications of cognitive information processing for understanding the nature and ontogeny of the creative act are then discussed, along with their potential contributions to the identification and development of creative potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-122
Number of pages32
JournalCreativity Research Journal
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1991

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  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
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Process Analytic Models of Creative Capacities. / Mumford, Michael D.; Mobley, Michele I.; Reiter-Palmon, Roni; Uhlman, Charles E.; Doares, Lesli M.

In: Creativity Research Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, 01.1991, p. 91-122.

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Mumford, MD, Mobley, MI, Reiter-Palmon, R, Uhlman, CE & Doares, LM 1991, 'Process Analytic Models of Creative Capacities', Creativity Research Journal, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 91-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400419109534380
Mumford, Michael D. ; Mobley, Michele I. ; Reiter-Palmon, Roni ; Uhlman, Charles E. ; Doares, Lesli M. / Process Analytic Models of Creative Capacities. In: Creativity Research Journal. 1991 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 91-122.
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