Impromptu Speaking: A Creative Act?

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speech, speaking, creative thinking, impromptu, psychology


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences


In recent years there has been a growing concern for the type of mental activity known as creative thinking. Starting in the 1940's, many books and articles have been written; and a great deal of empirical research has been done on the subject. Because of this growing importance of creative thinking to the individual and society, most of the discussion and searching in creativity has been valuable. Pursuant to my interest in creative thinking, I have conducted this project in an effort to find the relationship between creative ability and impromptu speaking. Before discussing the study, allow me to present some basic ideas about creativity.

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