The Many Faces of Creativity

Shulamith Kreitler*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The chapter provides an introduction to creativity. After describing the current state of creativity as a domain involved in changes in regard to the range of domains, individuals and disciplines dealing with it, a multicomponential model of creativity is described, including cognition, motivation, personality, emotions, mental health, behavior, and the sociocultural environment. The summary highlights major characteristics of creativity across components and forms of interaction between them. The contrasting tendencies in each of the constituents of creativity are identified and discussed. The conclusions focus on recommendations for interventions designed to nurture and develop creativity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Creativity
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9781536166385
ISBN (Print)9781536166378
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Behavior
  • Cognition
  • Emotions
  • Motivation
  • Multi-dimensional model
  • Personality
  • Psychopathology


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