Creativity in Character
Three types of characteristics that combine to produce individual creativity:
o Personality traits
o Cognitive abilities
o Biographical traits
Inherited vs. nurtured
o There will be large differences in personality, mental traits, experiences
and capabilities among those called “creative.”
Creativity and Intelligence
Is there a relationship?
Getzels and Jackson (1962)
Differentiated between highly intelligent and highly creative
through demonstrating low correlation between IQ and creativity
Walberg and Zeiser (1997)
“The most common psychological trait is intelligence.”
The Creativity Threshold?
o MacKinnon (1978)
Demonstrated that a base level of intellectual ability is essential for
Above the threshold, however, there is virtually no relationship
between measured intelligence and creativity.
IQ= 120 for threshold (approximate.)
Heteroscedasticity: “It’s complicated.”
Creative ability is on a continuum.
Training and practice improve your ability.
Characteristics of the Creative Personality
Aware of creativeness