Comment | Psychological Inquiry | 1993

What Does a Theory of Creativity Require?

by T. M. Amabile

Abstract

Comments on Hans J. Eysenck's claims about the close alliance between creativity and psychosis in an article published in the periodical 'Psychological Inquiry.' Distinct senses of Eysenck's use of the term creativity; Failure of Eysenck to present an actual theory of creativity.

Keywords: Creativity; Social Psychology; Theory;

Citation:

Amabile, T. M. "What Does a Theory of Creativity Require?" Psychological Inquiry 4 (1993): 179–181. (Commentary, 'Creativity and Personality: Suggestions for a Theory' by H. J. Eysenck.)