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Man and creativity: a contrastive analysis between western and Islamic psychologies

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas and Afridi, Muhammad Adil Khan (2020) Man and creativity: a contrastive analysis between western and Islamic psychologies. Journal of Contemporary Development & Management Studies, 8. pp. 64-76. ISSN 2052-6797

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Among all creations of God living on this planet, Man is the most intelligent, innovative and creative. Imbued with these qualities, Man was able to plan, create and recreate new things using the resources available in the environment. Man’s position as God’s best creation and as the recipient of the creative intelligence from his Creator has further advanced him in mastering science and technology. As a result of his advancement in knowledge and science in one way or another has ushered Man into creating great civilizations. While the discussion goes on as to whether Man’s creativity is an inborn or a learned behaviour, this paper intends to explore and analyze some of the existing concepts of human creativity found in Western and Islamic psychologies. Very particularly, the researchers would like to examine the concept of creativity put forward by Freudian Psychoanalysis, Behaviorist, Humanistic and Islamic psychologies. It is expected that the findings of this research can motivate mankind to be more dynamic and productive in bringing much needed positive change to present world conditions

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: London Churchill College finds this paper very important for its students.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Man, Creativity, Contrastive Analysis, Western Psychology, Islamic Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF173 Psychoanalysis
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF501 Motivation
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF698 Personality
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 14:17
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 14:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85890

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