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Festinger, 1994. Social Research 62(2):795-811

Reflections on How to Study and Understand the Human Being
Leon Festinger

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Sixtieth Anniversary 1934-1994: The Legacy of Our Past
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 62, No. 2 (Summer 1994): 795:811

ABSTRACT: This section reprints the article, Reflections on How to Study and Understand the Human Being, written by Leon Festinger. I do not believe that there is much difference between the processes of scientific creativity and artistic creativity. There is little or no difference, in my opinion, in the talents and imagination needed to create new knowledge in science or to create new works of art. There is also no difference in the difficulties involved, in the ration of time spent creatively to time spent in just plain hard work, nor in the ego investments of the scientist and the artist. The difference between science and art lies in the particular rules each uses for assessing validity--here they differ...
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