(particularly investigation of why some people are more creative than others) have focused on a variety of aspects. The dominant factors are usually identified as “the four Ps” — process, product, person and place (according to Mel Rhodes).
A focus on process is shown in cognitive approaches that try to describe thought mechanisms and techniques for creative thinking. Theories invoking divergent rather than convergent thinking (such as Guilford), or those describing the staging of the creative process (such as Wallas) are primarily theories of creative process.
“Art requires imagination. It requires Creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life. And your life is expressed in your art.”Bruce Lee
The lexeme in the English word creativity comes from the Latin term creō “to create, make”: its derivational suffixes also come from Latin.
The word “create”
appeared in English as early as the 14th century, notably in Chaucer, to indicate divine creation (in The Parson’s Tale). However, its modern meaning as an act of human creation did not emerge until after the Enlightenment.