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College Creativity

Children identified by creativity measures as gifted have not always produced significant creative works as adults. Indeed, it is during the college years, at the time of transition from childhood to adulthood, in a university environment rich with resources that creative individuals may be both the most vulnerable to underachievement and the most likely to develop the specific knowledge and skills needed to channel their talent into creatively productive careers.

The definition of creativity is elusive. Though most creativity researchers agree that creativity includes such components as novelty, appropriateness, and social value, they have not agreed on a single definition. Many of the available creativity measures identify divergent thinking or ideational fluency but fail to predict future creative behavior. Other creativity measures identify personality traits of ...

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