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Passion and Creativity – Together or Separately?

Published Online: 25 Sep 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 5 (2018) - Issue 1 (September 2018)
Page range: 55 - 71
Received: 12 Apr 2018
Accepted: 14 Jun 2018
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2354-0036
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English
Abstract

In this paper I will attempt to compare two categories of passion and creativity. I will try to answer the question: What has passion got in common with creativity? What is the common denominator and what is different? What is the role of passion in the creative process? Searching for the mechanism of passion and its components is necessary to discover its relation to creativity I will refer to passion psychology (Vallerand, 2015). The basis of my analysis will be the Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand et al., 2003; Vallerand 2008, 2010, 2015), the concept of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance (Duckworth et al., 2007; Duckworth & Quinn, 2009, Duckworth 2016) and the concept of Flow (Csíkszentmihályi, 1996). In the process of mapping the areas that connect passion with creativity I will refer to four ways of its understanding: creativity as a process, a personality trait complex, a product and the interaction between the creative individual and the context or environment. I will also refer in my comparisons to The four C Model of Creativity (Kaufman & Beghetto 2009).

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