ON THE PSYCHODYNAMICS OF CREATIVE PHYSICAL SCIENTISTS
DAVID C. McCLELLAND
The persistent curiosity of the creative physical scientist presents a challenge to psychologists interested in human motivation. Why is it that some men spend their entire lives in an unceasing effort to penetrate the secrets of the universe? Certainly they must have brains and a good store of scientific knowledge to draw on, but so do many people in our day and age. Why are a few called to intense devotion to such a task? What turns them first to natural science? Is it a single common factor or several factors operating differently on different individuals? The path of
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Publication information: Book title: Contemporary Approaches to Creative Thinking:A Symposium Held at the University of Colorado. Contributors: Howard E. Gruber - Editor, Glenn Terrell - Editor, Michael Wertheimer - Editor. Publisher: Atherton. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1962. Page number: 141.
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