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Flight from WonderAn Investigation of Scientific Creativity$
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Albert Rothenberg

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199988792

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988792.001.0001

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Creative Emotion in Discovery

Creative Emotion in Discovery

(p.141) 12 Creative Emotion in Discovery
Flight from Wonder

Albert Rothenberg

Oxford University Press

The motivation to create, finding and becoming interested in a suggestive scientific problems, deviance from the mainstream of their scientific field, aggressiveness, openness and wish for learning, risk taking, courage, and passion were significant accompanying emotions in the creative processes of the scientific Nobel laureate work group. In most instances, these emotions or emotional predispositions characterized all members’ work, but they varied in expression and degree; examples are provided from several scientists’ accounts of discovery. Particular personal emotional factors entered into the creative work of Luis Alvarez, Werner Arber, and Baruj Benacerraf. Aesthetic considerations generally did not play a role in the creative discoveries.

Keywords:   Motivation to create, deviance, aggressiveness, risk taking, courage, passion, openness, wish for learning

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