Currently, Rhodes’ 4p framework of creativity is the most widely accepted framework to understand creativity. In spite of this, there are many new theories focused on some facets of creativity that shape a fragmented puzzle with pieces that overlap and intertwine in a very complex way. The absence of an integrating framework adapted to the incursion of new theories prevents us from achieving that global vision of a finished puzzle, where each theory fits perfectly. The Octahedral Creativity Framework (OCF) fills this gap. It is built on Hermagoras´ framework of seven circumstances (who, in what way, what, where, when, why, and by what means) and 26 current frameworks and theories of creativity, including Rhodes’ 4P creativity framework (Person-who, Process-How, Product-what and Press-where/when). It is shaped as an octahedron, where the six main dimensions are placed on their vertices: Person, Product, Process, Environment, Motive, and Means. Factors derived from dimension interaction are located on its corresponding edges and faces. This research shows graphically how 26 of the main creativity frameworks and theories integrate their dimensions and factors in the OCF. The OCF provides a better understanding of the construct of creativity. This global integrative framework opens new research paths based on certain factors and their interaction with other close elements. The gain in knowledge also suggests pragmatic consequences in the lines of evaluating and teaching creativity not only to enhance economic development but to enhance our personal well-being.

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Arts, general, Social Sciences, Psychology, Development Psychology, Applied Psychology, Education, other