Creativity is one of the most important assets of the human mind. It has played an essential role in cultural and technological evolution in every era. That is, one can find traces of creativity since the beginnings of human civilization. To survive on this planet, people have to find solutions for the problems they face every day. Nowadays, worldwide problems such as global warming, energy and economic crises, irreconcilable conflicts between people and environment, and related issues still bother scientists and politicians around the world. No matter what kind of creativity it requires or how trivial people might think a problem is (e.g., a new recipe), it still might have an impact on everyday life.

This entry focuses on theories used in understanding creativity. First, this ...

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