Cognitive Theories of Creativity

The other group of theories that includes intellectual abilities as a key component is the set of cognitive theories of creativity. Guilford, as discussed earlier, pioneered these ideas, and his convergent versus divergent thinking dichotomy is still a key idea in creativity. Even before Guilford, however, Wallas proposed a model of the cognitive creative process. According to his five-stage model, you first use preparation to begin work on a problem. Next, there is incubation, in which you may...