Class Cognitive Processes IV - Creativity and Intelligence

  • Presentation


    Intelligence and Reasoning help to understand how individuals develop cognitively in terms of Intelligence and Creativity. Considering the importance of selective adaptation to various life contexts, the UC aims to raise awareness of a more comprehensive and eclectic view of intelligence, in which the sense of efficiency and personal fulfillment relies on the plasticity and suitability of one's characteristics to certain personal and professional roles. The goal is to promote the idea of effective intelligence, surpassing the hegemony of analytical intelligence and embracing creative, practical, and emotional intelligences. Thus, the comprehensive vision of intelligence emerges as useful to clinical, educational, social, and organizational psychologists, who can intervene to enable each individual to reach their full potential by adapting their own characteristics to their life contexts.


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  • Syllabus


    1. Introduction

    1. Myths and implicit theories of creativity and intelligence

    2. Definitions, historical and epistemological perspectives

    2. Models and theoretical perspectives

    1. Creativity 

    1.1 P’s Model

    1.2 Confluence models

    2. Intelligence

    2.1 Psychometric approaches

    2.2 Cognitive approaches

    2.3 Piagetian theory

    2.4 Multiple intelligences

    2.5 Emotional intelligence

    3. Determinants of creativity and intelligence

    3.1 Neurobiology

    3.2 Personality, motivation, cognitive and creative styles

    3.3 Emotions

    3.4 Family, school, organizations, social factors

    4. Intelligence-Creativity relationship

    4.1 Intelligence and creativity: dependency vs independence

    4.2 Creativity in giftedness 

    5. Assessment

    5.1 Tests - assessing creative potential and intelligence

    5.2 Scales - creative thinking and creating styles; identification of aptitudes

    6. Current debates

    6.1 Promotion of creativity

    6.2 Creativity and psychopathology, mindfulness, altered states of consciousness

    6.3 Artificial creativity and intelligence

  • Objectives


    1. Identify key concepts associated with creativity and intelligence

    2. Develop critical analysis skills regarding one's own implicit theories 

    3. Distinguish different historical and epistemological perspectives and infer their influence on conceptions of intelligence and creativity.

    4. Discriminate different cognitive processes involved in intelligent and creative thinking.

    5. Evaluate different theoretical positions and methodological options in the study of intelligence and creativity

    6. Differentiate determinants and correlates of creativity and intelligence, and their developmental trajectories

    7. Advocate for the importance and development of creative thinking in real-life contexts: family, school, organizational, and sociocultural

    8. Critically discuss the (dis)advantages of assessment and promotion methodologies for creativity

    9. Demonstrate observation skills of creative thinking

    10. Formulate hypotheses about relevant variables in personal creative development

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Different teaching methodologies will be used, including expository moments followed by the interrogative method and dialectic thesis-antithesis-synthesis, based on various supporting materials. This will involve watching videos, conducting bibliographic research, engaging in figurative activities, using observation grids for intelligences and creative thinking, and participating in small group activities in the classroom (e.g., dynamics for content representation and exploration of personal insights, role-play activities). Feedback will be provided by the instructor and peers.

  • References


    Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. Basic Books.

    Ibérico Nogueira, S., Almeida, L., & Lima, T.S. (2017). TTT- Two Tracks of Thought: A structural model of the Test for Creative Thinking-Drawing Production (TCT-DP). Creative Research Journal, 29(2), 206-211.

    Ibérico Nogueira, S., Almeida, L., Garcês, S., Pocinho, M., & Wechsler, S. (2015). The Style Troika Model (STM). A structural model of the thinking and creating styles scale. Journal of Creative Behavior, 0(0), 1-19.

    Piaget, J. (1952). The origins of intelligence in children. International Universities Press.

    Runco, M. A. (2007). Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice. Elsevier Academic Press.

    Salovey, P., & Mayer, J. D. (1990). Emotional intelligence. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 9(3), 185-211.

    Sternberg, R. J. (2003). Wisdom, intelligence and creativity synthesized. UK: Cambridge University Press.

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