Glossary

alexithemia Lack of affect; low emotionality. This often characterizes the individual with a "split brain'' and seems to inhibit his or her creativity.

creativity complex Influences on creativity reflect personality, attitude, affect, cognition, and metacognition. Creativity is not unidimensional or tied to a single domain.

divergent thinking Problem solving and ideation which moves in different directions rather than converging on one correct or conventional idea or answer.

intrinsic motivation The personal interests that often lead to creative work and are independent of extrinsic influences, such as rewards and incentives.

range of reaction Genetic potential delimits the range of potential; environmental influences determine where within that range the individual performs.

split brain Lay term for the result of a commisurotomy, which surgically separates the two hemispheres of the brain.

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