The Concept Of Creativity And How It Originates

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Introduction The concept of creativity and how it originates is something that has been subject to change over the past few decades. Initially creativity was thought to be only attributed to a few individuals who were ‘gifted’ with these ideas through special hereditary transmitted traits; that the genius or highly talented individual was born with the skill of creativity and not made (Glaveanu, 2010). This was what was known as the ‘He-paradigm’. A paradigmatic shift later occurred that then moved psychology from embracing only the ‘He-paradigm’ to incorporating the ‘I-paradigm’. This paradigm shifted away from the idea of creativity as being something purely innate to believing that all individuals have the potential to be creative. It…show more content…
The essay will begin by exploring Csikszentmihalyi’s system model of creativity in a bit more detail. The following section will look into Pixar Animation Studios and how exactly it is they enable creativity in this organisation that has led them to being one of the top production studios in the world. In doing so, points brought forth by Csikszentmihalyi will be compared with Pixar’s practices as to ultimately show just how very useful the systems model of creativity can be to groups and organisations. What is the Systems Model of Creativity? In his model, Csikszentmihalyi explains that the environment is made up of two important aspects; firstly, there is the domain which is concerned with culture and secondly there is the field, which is the social aspect of the environment. He explains that creativity cannot occur within an individual without the influence of their social environment. Creativity, he argues, is something that can only be observed at the point at which individuals, domains and field meet (Csikszentmihalyi, 1999). He explains that cultures should be seen as a complex system of interrelated domains. In other words, cultures are built on a range of domains such as music, religion, math etc. Each culture will have a various number of domains
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