4.1.7 GLOSSARY

Creativity: is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the creative mind between existing ideas or concepts. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creativity)

Adaptors: prefer to do things better; try to improve the situation without making radical changes. (Source: InnoSupport: Supporting Innovation in SMEs. 4.1 Foundations of Generating Ideas)

Innovators: prefer to do things differently; try to make radical changes. (Source: InnoSupport: Supporting Innovation in SMEs. 4.1 Foundations of Generating Ideas)

Creative product: is something new, original but also true to reality. (Source: InnoSupport: Supporting Innovation in SMEs. 4.1 Foundations of Generating Ideas)

Creative environment: the climate or context where the creative process takes place. (Source: InnoSupport: Supporting Innovation in SMEs. 4.1 Foundations of Generating Ideas)

Flow: is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields

Inner/Intrinsic motivation: refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself, and exists within the individual rather than relying on any external pressure.[2] Intrinsic motivation has been studied by social and educational psychologists since the early 1970s. Research has found that it is usually associated with high educational achievement and enjoyment by students. Explanations of intrinsic motivation have been given in the context of Fritz Heider's attribution theory, Bandura's work on self-efficacy,[3] and Deci and Ryan's cognitive evaluation theory (see self-determination theory).