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Creativity Training

Issues and research about fostering creativity have been emerging in every field since Joy Paul Guilford presented his address on creativity at the American Psychological Association convention in 1950. The primary goal of these studies is to focus on what is optimal in an individual. In 1972, Ellis Paul Torrance reviewed 142 studies related to creativity training in children, and the results showed that overall 72 percent of the studies were successful; that is, creativity is teachable. He also found that the most successful approaches involved both cognitive and emotional functioning, and gave opportunities for involvement, practice, and interaction with others. Many questions about training effects still remain to be explored, such as how to choose related factors according to a creativity theory to be ...

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