Dr. Jane Piirto, trustees’ distinguished professor, has published an article in Psychologia Wychowawcza, a Polish psychological journal published by the Warsaw Wudawnicrwo Akademii Pedagogiki Specjalnej. It is called “The Creative Process in Gifted Creators.”
Here is the abstract: The creative process in innovators is considered, utilizing five core attitudes—(1) risk-taking, (2) self-discipline, (3) openness to experience, (4) tolerance for ambiguity, and (5) group trust. Seven I’s – (1) several types of Inspiration, (2) Intuition, (3) Imagery, (4) Incubation, (5) Imagination, (6) Improvisation, (7) Insight; and general practices—(1) the need for solitude; (2) creativity rituals; (3) meditation; (4) exercise, especially walking; (5) the quest for silence; (6) creativity as the process of a life—with biographical examples from the creative processes of innovators and suggestions for those seeking to understand the creative process as innovators practice it.
Key words: Innovators, inspiration, intuition, imagery, incubation, imagination, improvisation, insight