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Eminent and Everyday Creativity

Creativity can be expressed in many different ways. There are differences among domains, for example, with artistic creativity differing from mathematical creativity, and differences within domains (e.g., dance vs. painting or writing) as well. It is also quite useful to distinguish between eminent creativity and everyday creativity. This entry explains eminent and everyday creativity, explores the differences between them, and relates them to the key issues in creativity research.

Eminent Creativity

Eminently creative individuals have been studied for many years. This is not surprising given their contributions to society and progress. They are especially good targets for investigation because their creative talents are unambiguous and without question. The research suggests that many famous creators have shared certain tendencies. They seem to have each been concerned with ...

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