EPSY556: Thoughts About Creativity

After watching this week’s lecture and mulling over the question posed, I would have to say that my opinion about creativity is similar to Ken Robinson’s view of intelligence; I believe creativity is also diverse, dynamic, and distinct.  Creativity in its customary definition is too narrow in scope; creativity is not confined exclusively to artists, writers, and musicians.  I believe there is potential for everyone to be creative.  In fact, I would argue that creativity and intelligence are intertwined–that restricting one’s view of intelligence and creativity to their traditional definitions is very short-sighted.  As with intelligence, I think we all possess our own unique creative capabilities, and if properly encouraged and nurtured in the right environment, we are all capable of great things; of discovering novel ways of looking at the world and finding unique solutions to problems.