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Beyond Big and Little: The Four C Model of Creativity

Beyond Big and Little: The Four C Model of Creativity Most investigations of creativity tend to take one of two directions: everyday creativity (also called “little-c”), which can be found in nearly all people, and eminent creativity (also called “Big-C”), which is reserved for the great. In this paper, the authors propose a Four C model of creativity that expands this dichotomy. Specifically, the authors add the idea of “mini-c,” creativity inherent in the learning process, and Pro-c, the developmental and effortful progression beyond little-c that represents professional-level expertise in any creative area. The authors include different transitions and gradations of these four dimensions of creativity, and then discuss advantages and examples of the Four C Model. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of General Psychology SAGE

Beyond Big and Little: The Four C Model of Creativity

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SAGE
Copyright
© 2009 The American Psychological Association Division 1 (Society for General Psychology).
ISSN
1089-2680
eISSN
1939-1552
DOI
10.1037/a0013688
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Abstract

Most investigations of creativity tend to take one of two directions: everyday creativity (also called “little-c”), which can be found in nearly all people, and eminent creativity (also called “Big-C”), which is reserved for the great. In this paper, the authors propose a Four C model of creativity that expands this dichotomy. Specifically, the authors add the idea of “mini-c,” creativity inherent in the learning process, and Pro-c, the developmental and effortful progression beyond little-c that represents professional-level expertise in any creative area. The authors include different transitions and gradations of these four dimensions of creativity, and then discuss advantages and examples of the Four C Model.

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Review of General PsychologySAGE

Published: Mar 1, 2009

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