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LEITE, Emerson Ferreira da Costa  and  ASSIS, Fátima Regina Pires de. Teaching creative behavior: a review in three journals of behavior analysis. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2016, vol.18, n.2, pp. 142-158. ISSN 1516-3687.

Since Skinner, Behavior Analysis's authors contributed to describe and explain the creative doing. To evaluate the literature on the subject, a review of a 51 articles sample extracted of 280 found using the search term "creative" was realized in three journals (The Behavior Analyst, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis), since the first publication until the year 2015. The results showed that various concepts and procedures are involved when referring to creative behavior in behavior analytic perspective, there being not a unified research area on the subject. Despite this, technologies to produce new responses are available, being distinguished the direct reinforcement of vary. was evaluated if the results obtained with these procedures complies or not to Skinner's requirements to consider creative behavior. The social validation procedure used in earlier studies of the sample appears to be an appropriate alternative methodology for this research.

Keywords : creativity; creative behavior; variability; literature review; behavior analysis.

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