In Pursuit of Everyday Creativity
CitationAmabile, Teresa M. "In Pursuit of Everyday Creativity." Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 18-002, July 2017.
AbstractCreativity researchers have long paid careful attention to individual creativity, beginning with studies of well-known geniuses, and expanding to personality, biographical, cognitive, and social-psychological studies of individual creative behavior. Little is known, however, about the everyday psychological experience and associated creative behavior in the life and work of ordinary individuals. Yet evidence is mounting that such individuals can be responsible for important instances of creativity and innovation in the world: open innovation, user innovation, and citizen innovation. Research into this phenomenon could do much to advance the study and practice of creativity.
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