A Piagetian perspective on the dialectic process of creativity
Journal/Book: Creativity Res J. 1999; 12: 10 Industrial Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2262, USA. Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc. 267-275.
Abstract: This article challenges the widely accepted myth that Piaget did not address the concept of creativity in his theoretical exegesis of the development of the mind. Using Piaget's own explanations, the possibility of a dialectic approach to creativity is explored. This approach would be dynamic and developmental in nature. The proposed explanation does not focus on Piaget's stage theory, hut utilizes his explanation of the mechanisms of development (assimilation and accommodation). In this sense, this article explores the integration of creative thought as integral to understanding thought processes in general.
Note: Article Ayman-Nolley S, NE Illinois Univ, Dept Psychol, 5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago,IL 60625 USA