Intelligence, Giftedness, Creativity

Intelligence, Giftedness, Creativity

Lectures: 15

Seminars: 15

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Bucik Valentin

Nature, activity and cognition of interpersonal differences in intelligence (plus general and specific talents), in creativity and the connections between them are thoroughly presented. Intelligence and creativity are, together with other psychic characteristics, a part of the whole structure of personality.

Intelligence and giftedness:
The history of research of intelligence and different view on its research. A hierarchic structure of intelligence and a brief overview of different models and theories. Implicit understanding of intelligence, genetics and intelligence, biological correlates of intelligence, determinants of environment and intelligence and other factors that correlate with intelligence (education, profession, etc.) stability and changeability of intelligence, apparent and actual differences in intelligence among various social, gender and racial groups. Ways of measuring the intelligence. Social intelligence and dr. Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory. The nature of talent or genius. Genius in intelligence. Specific talents in the view of Multiple Intelligence Theory. Talent in science and art.

Creativity and intelligence. Measuring the creativity and creativity’s personal correlates. The basis of creative genius (combination of cognitive, environmental and personal dimensions). Talent and creativity (social basis, home environment, education and career, characteristics of people with creative achievements, motivation of the creative person, developmental patterns). Criteria of excellence and brilliance. Ordinary and extraordinary development. Creative thinking and inspiration (stages in creative problem solving, specific abilities and processes included in creative thinking, the role of unconscious processes). Intuition and unconsciousness. Genetic questions of talent and creativity. Extraordinary individuals. Discovering, observing and encouraging the creativity. Creativity in art. The connection between intelligence, talent and creativity with some other personal characteristics. Emotional intelligence and its parallels with intelligence.