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(p. 299) Creativity and Its Origins
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(p. 299) Creativity and Its Origins
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271411.003.0054
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date: 23 September 2018

In this paper, Winnicott discusses the origins of creativity, stating that creative apperception more than anything else is what makes the individual feel that life is worth living. He contrasts this with a relationship to external reality that is one of compliance, where the world and its details are recognized only as something to be fitted in with or demanding adaptation. He also approaches creativity from the position of male and female elements, using case material involving dissociation of male and female elements in men and women and discussing pure male and female elements.

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