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Unformatted text preview: 1. Distinguish primary and secondary creativity for Maslow. Discuss 5 characteristics of primary creativity. Discuss Three blocks to creativity In our culture. Primary creativity is the inspirational phase of creativeness and must be separated from the working out and development of the inspiration. It is more primitive, and the most basic quality of being creative. secondary creativity is the process of completion, refining for high quality, editing, and is the final process of taking the initial inspiration or thought to completion. It comes after primary, the process of taking the initial inspiration through to completion, hard work, discipline, training, exercise, also involves throwing away first drafts The five characteristics of primary creativity that Maslow discusses are: 1. first, the thought comes in a dreamlike/unfocused state of mind, in our child mind - when we let ourselves be goofy, in touch with our unconscious mind. Adult mind is always analyzing, so intent on accomplishments and improving, the seat of secondary creativity, does the cleaning up, the polishing 2. let go of control. Its hard because we worked hard to develop out adult mind. We have to trust that when we let go of analytical mind, adult mind....
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- Spring '08