Like intelligence and consciousness, we can usually recognise creativity when we encounter it but the concept is very hard to pin down. It is often associated with insight and, to a lesser extent, analogy. Creative problem solving (CPS) is unlike analytical problem solving in a number of ways. First, it usually involves finding a solution to a problem rather than the solution, so the same issue might produce a range of possible solutions some of which might never have been generated before. Second, it often involves discovering that there is a problem to be solved in the first place. Problem finding is often a first step in creative problem solving. Third, sometimes one is faced with a problem for which there is no known pre-existing ...

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