What we want impacts how we create

Creativity, motivation and goals

Authored by: James C. Kaufman , Roni Reiter-Palmon , Ryan Royston

The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Teaching Thinking

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415747493
eBook ISBN: 9781315797021
Adobe ISBN: 9781317752301


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Why are we creative? What motivates us to do creative things? What types of goals that we set for ourselves are most likely to help us be creative? There has been a great deal of research on how creativity intersects with motivation and goals, and we will briefly review this literature and discuss its implications for developing creativity.

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