Psychologists and educators frequently debate whether creativity and problem solving are domain-general—applicable to all disciplines and tasks—or domain-specific—tailored to specific disciplines and tasks. In this paper, we briefly review the major arguments for both positions, identify conceptual and empirical weaknesses of both perspectives, and describe two relatively new hybrid models that attempt to address ways in which creativity and innovation are both domain-general and domain-specific.
Johathan Plucker and Dasha Zabelina have written an article in ZDM called: Creativity and interdisciplinarity: one creativity or many creativities? The article was published online on Tuesday. Here is the abstract of the article: