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The True Value Placed on Creativity: Is the Fear of Risk a Factor?


Abstract There is a popular notion that creativity is highly valued in our culture. However, those "in the trenches," people in creative endeavors that actually produce the acts of creativity, say this is not so. There is a negative correlation between the value stated and the true value placed on creativity by our contemporary culture. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate that correlation as well as a possible contributing factor to this negative correlation--the fear of risk involved in enacting and accepting creativity. The methods used in this study were literature review and interview. An extensive literature review was done, as much has been written on creativity. The review was done in four parts: 1) the difficulty i... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Gelman, Howard P. (Author) / Heywood, Wil (Advisor) / Patel, Mookesh (Committee member) / Knox, Gordon (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Design / Creativity / Culture / Fear / Risk
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 124 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S.D. Design 2013
Collaborating Institutions ASU Graduate College / ASU Libraries
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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