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Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition or a joke) or an original physical object (such as an invention, a literary work or a painting).

Scholarly interest in creativity involves many definitions and concepts pertaining to a number of disciplines: psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, songwriting, and economics, covering the relations between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes, personality type and creative ability, creativity and mental health; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology; and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.

Creativity sections
Intro   Definition    Aspects    Etymology    History of the concept    Theories of creative processes    Assessing individual creative ability    Creativity and Intelligence    Neurobiology    Affect    Formal theory    Mental health    Some types of creativity according to R.J. Sternberg    In various contexts    Fostering creativity    Understanding and enhancing the creative process with new technologies    Social attitudes    See also    Notes    References    Further reading    External links   

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