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The term Creatology, as a new science of creativity, was first used by Rafael Nelson M. Aboganda and Ricardo S. Cortez in a paper entitled "Towards a Positive Understanding of Creativity - Creatology: The Science of Creativity" published in October 1972 by the Philippine Inventors Commission (PIC), now Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) an agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in the Philippines.
Creatology was later introduced and proposed by a Hungarian scholar Dr. Istvan Magyari-Beck in his presentation "About the Necessity of Complex Creatology" made on the International Sociology of Science Conference in Budapest, in 1977. In 1979, this paper was published in the book Sociology of Science and Research, edited by János Farkas, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, pp.175-182.
Dr.Sayed Mahdi Golestan Hashemi (Founder and Head of Iran Research Center for Creatology and International Center for Science of Creatology ) is developer of Creatology as an interdisciplinary Science of Creativity and Innovation:" GOLESTAN THEORY OF CREATOLOGY"(GTC): Creatology is Scientific Study of various aspects of Creativity, Invention and Innovation by different approaches. Creatology has many sub-disciplines such as:
- Analytical Creatology
- Psychological Creatology
- TRIZ-based (TRIZical) Creatology
- Bionical Creatology
- Iran Research Center for Creatology,Innovation & TRIZ (Founder and Head : Sayed Mahdi Golestan Hashemi)
- International Center for Science of Creatology (ICSC).
- The Likhaan Group, Inc. (www.likhaan.com)
'Creatology,' a new science in New Society, Philippines Daily Express, Volume 1, No. 212, December 4, 1972, page 4. Manila, Philippines
Something new -- that's what 'creatology' is, The Times Journal, December 5, 1972, page 8. Manila, Philippines.
Creatology - What is it?, Business Day, April 17, 1974, page 23. Manila, Philippines.