Creative Development as Acquired Expertise: Theoretical Issues and an Empirical Test☆

@article{Simonton2000CreativeDA,
  title={Creative Development as Acquired Expertise: Theoretical Issues and an Empirical Test☆},
  author={Dean Keith Simonton},
  journal={Developmental Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={20},
  pages={283-318}
}
  • D. Simonton
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Review
Abstract Although outstanding creativity has been viewed as an acquired expertise, creative development might operate differently than occurs in sports, games, and music performance. To test the creative-expertise hypothesis, the careers of 59 classical composers were examined according to the differential aesthetic success of their 911 operas. The potential predictors were seven measures of domain-relevant experience: cumulative years (since first operas, first compositions, and first lessons… 

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