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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 847) Last page : ( 852)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00139.6

Creativity and Culture: A Comparative Study on Creativity Theories of Lev Vygotsky and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Kiran S.*

Research Scholar, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies (ZHCES), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, India

*Corresponding Author Email: kunjukunju4@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.


The present study examines creativity theories proposed by Vygotsky, and Csikszentmihalyi. Theories will be content analysed on various dimensions: Imagination, Consciousness or Unconscious or both, predominantly Individualistic or Culturalistic, Personality dimension, Environment dimension, Attribution dimension, Qualitative or Quantitative or both, Creativity as Rare or Universal phenomenon, discussion predominantly on Characteristics or Processes of creativity or both, emergence of Creativity from Imagination, Independent trait or Interconnected trait, theory appreciating Time dimension, theory appreciating Dreams and Fantasies in relation to creativity, creativity as Decision making and theory appreciating the Collective character of creativity.



Creativity, Flow theory, Vygotsky, Cultural-historic approach.


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