Construction or demolition: Does problem construction influence the ethicality of creativity?

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Creativity researchers have long sought to understand the factors that foster or inhibit creative performance. Researchers have evaluated individual difference variables, such as personality (Feist, 1998; Furnham & Nederstrom, 2010), motivation (Amabile, 1996), and intelligence (Furnham & Nederstrom, 2010), as well as environmental factors, such as leadership (Reiter-Palmon & lilies, 2004) and organizational culture (Hunter, Bedell, & Mumford, 2007). More recently, researchers also have been interested in the implications or intent of the creative idea or solution. Do solutions lead to negative consequences that can be anticipated or even wanted by the problem-solver? Can we find a way to develop ethical and creative solutions?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Ethics of Creativity
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781137333544
ISBN (Print)9781137333537
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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