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Found that not only did the experts agree on their ratings, but they also agreed across captions. In other words, if they thought that Joe Smith’s caption for photograph #1 was creative, they also 31 CHAPTER 2 thought that his caption for photograph #10 was creative (without knowing it was the same person). The reason why this finding is important is that if you’re evaluating a lot of creative work, there’s always the chance that some prompts may yield higher creativity than others. ” If your instinct, incidentally, was to pick the longer topic as being able to inspire more creativity, I think that you’re wrong.
In a related experiment, Mobley, Doares, and Mumford (1992) asked people to combine categories to produce a new category. They found that when more diverse categories were presented, people created new categories that were more creative. Janusian thinking, named after the two-faced Roman god Janus, is the process of conceptualizing two directly opposite ideas. Rothenberg’s classic example is when Einstein initially thought of his famous theory of relativity when he had the idea that someone in the split-second act of falling has no gravitational field (at least during the immediate process of falling).
The image of a spear with a circle at the end— the image that preceded Howe’s insight—would be an example of one of these preinventive structures. They don’t need to be as dramatic or sudden as Howe’s story. Indeed, the generation of preinventive structures is only one part of the creative process according to the Geneplore model. The thinker must then explore these different preinventive structures within the constraints of the final goal. There may be several cycles before a creative work is produced.