Project 3 - Eli Quinn Section 105 March 27, 2007 Birth...

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Eli Quinn Section 105 March 27, 2007 Birth Order-Creativity Theory Critique For my research in the social sciences I chose the article, “Revisiting the Birth Order–Creativity Connection: The Role of Sibling Constellation,” published in the Creativity Research Journal , written by Markus Baer, Greg R. Oldham, Andrea B. Hollingshead, and Gwendolyn Costa Jacobsohn. In this article, the authors propose a theory stating that sibling age differences will moderate the relation between birth order and creativity in which firstborns will have less creativity as the age differences between them and their siblings increase (Baer et al., 2005, p. 67). Judging from my personal experience with my one older brother, I see no correlation between levels of creativity in which firstborn and later born siblings should have according Baer et al. The authors of “Revisiting the Birth Order–Creativity Connection: The Role of Sibling Constellation,” propose the theory stating that firstborn siblings are less creative than their later born siblings when the age between them increases. The authors introduce the article by explaining what creativity is, the importance of creativity in individual growth, and why this is a proper topic to research. According to Baer et al. (2005), “Today, the importance of creativity in contributing to individual growth and achievement is well-recognized and continues to inspire researchers to identify the conditions and processes that guide its development” (p. 67). Scientists that researched this topic before Baer et al. weren’t able to come up with any solid evidence that siblings showed correlation to creativity according to their birth order. Despite the effort that has
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been poured into finding the answer to this question, there is little or no agreement among scholars about the effects of birth order on creativity (Baer et al., 2005, p. 67).
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