Author(s)Diana B. Bogoyavlenskaya
generation of activity
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
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AbstractThis paper reports on the results of the 40-year longitudinal studies based on the author's conception of creativity as generation of activity at one's own initiative and pursued by the method Creative Field, which has been developed by the au-thor purposely to explore this particular phenomenon. The method allows dividing people with high abilities into those attain proficiency and those who push the boundaries and move to the level of art even in science, which characterizes the higher forms of creativity. The universality of the method as a diagnostic instrument proves the possibility to identify creative abilities on samples of seemingly alternative professions: in exact sciences and in art. The validity of this method is confirmed by the absolute coincidence of the diagnostic findings and the life course of the subjects in the given samples. Moreover, the diagnostic findings in children of school age have been sustained for a period of over 40 years, which speaks for the apparent prognostics of the method.