Foreign Researches in Psychology of Creativity: Post-Guilford Era (Part II)



In 1970s America suffered a certain disappointment in tests, which forced researchers to look for new ways of studying creativity. Thus was revived the long forgotten tradition (originally established by Francis Galton) of regarding giftedness as a result of 'one's mind and character' in which tests are used only for measuring cognitive factors. However, the role of knowledge, motivation and personal characteristics in creative processes has also been investigated. The article reviews the latest tendencies in creative psychology, focusing, in particular, on the works of Howard Gardner, Teresa Amabile, Мihaly Csikszentmihalyi and others.

General Information

Journal rubric: Reviews of Literature

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Bogoyavlenskaya D.B., Susokolova I.A. Foreign Researches in Psychology of Creativity: Post-Guilford Era (Part II). Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2007. Vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 94–104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Diana B. Bogoyavlenskaya, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Creativity and Giftedness, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Professor, Department of Psychological Anthropology, Institute of Childhood, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Irina A. Susokolova, PhD in Psychology, Moscow, Russia



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