What is the common thread of creativity? Its dialectical relation to intelligence and wisdom.

@article{Sternberg2001WhatIT,
  title={What is the common thread of creativity? Its dialectical relation to intelligence and wisdom.},
  author={Robert J. Sternberg},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={360-2}
}
Creativity refers to the potential to produce novel ideas that are task-appropriate and high in quality. Creativity in a societal context is best understood in terms of a dialectical relation to intelligence and wisdom. In particular, intelligence forms the thesis of such a dialectic. Intelligence largely is used to advance existing societal agendas. Creativity forms the antithesis of the dialectic, questioning and often opposing societal agendas, as well as proposing new ones. Wisdom forms the… CONTINUE READING
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