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Intelligence and Creativity: Mapping Constructs on the Space-Time Continuum

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DEI-Marconi Institute for Creativity, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
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LaPEA, Université de Paris and Univ Gustave Eiffel, F-92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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Received: 28 October 2020 / Revised: 10 December 2020 / Accepted: 22 December 2020 / Published: 30 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intelligence and Creativity)
This theoretical article proposes a unified framework of analysis for the constructs of intelligence and creativity. General definitions for intelligence and creativity are provided, allowing fair comparisons between the two context-embedded constructs. A novel taxonomy is introduced to classify the contexts in which intelligent and/or creative behavior can be embedded, in terms of the tightness vs. looseness of the relevant conceptual space S and available time T. These two dimensions are used to form what is identified as the space-time continuum, containing four quadrants: tight space and tight time, loose space and tight time, tight space and loose time, loose space and loose time. The intelligence and creativity constructs can be mapped onto the four quadrants and found to overlap more or less, depending on the context characteristics. Measurement methodologies adapted to the four different quadrants are discussed. The article concludes with a discussion about future research directions based on the proposed theoretical framework, in terms of theories and hypotheses on intelligence and creativity, of eminent personalities and personality traits, as well as its consequences for developmental, educational, and professional environments. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligence; creativity; definition of intelligence; definition of creativity; tightness; looseness; conceptual space; measurement of intelligence; measurement of creativity; relationship between intelligence and creativity intelligence; creativity; definition of intelligence; definition of creativity; tightness; looseness; conceptual space; measurement of intelligence; measurement of creativity; relationship between intelligence and creativity
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Corazza, G.E.; Lubart, T. Intelligence and Creativity: Mapping Constructs on the Space-Time Continuum. J. Intell. 2021, 9, 1. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jintelligence9010001

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Corazza GE, Lubart T. Intelligence and Creativity: Mapping Constructs on the Space-Time Continuum. Journal of Intelligence. 2021; 9(1):1. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jintelligence9010001

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Corazza, Giovanni E., and Todd Lubart. 2021. "Intelligence and Creativity: Mapping Constructs on the Space-Time Continuum" Journal of Intelligence 9, no. 1: 1. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/jintelligence9010001

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