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General Creativity

Humanity's innovative spirit and creativity lies beneath the comforts and security of today's technologically evolved society. Creativity is a paradoxical construct to study because it is self-defining in many ways. In other words, we are able to engage or judge acts of everyday creativity such as improvising on a recipe, use a tool in a way it wasn't intended, or intuit emotions and intended meanings from gestures and body language in day-to-day communication. Children are particularly adept at engaging in creative acts such as imaginary role playing or using toys and other objects in imaginative ways. “Aha!” experiences occur in individuals working on scientific problems as well as in day-to-day problems such as realizing a person's name or relational identity after having forgotten it. However, ...

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