Novelty seeking might underlie curiosity and the novelty dimension of creativity, but not the usefulness dimension

Oguz A. Acar, Christoph Fuchs

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Abstract

We question the perspective that curiosity and creativity stem from a shared novelty-seeking process. We emphasize that creativity has two distinct dimensions: Novelty and usefulness, each involving separate cognitive processes. These dimensions may not necessarily mutually reinforce each other. We contend that a more comprehensive model that encompasses the full scope of the creativity construct is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere90
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume47
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 May 2024
Externally publishedYes

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