Identify the implicit theories of creativity built by university students is considered essential under the assumption that they lead much of human actions. To accomplish this goal this qualitative research was conducted, information was collected from a semi-structured interview was applied to 25 universities. The interview addressed five categories: beliefs about personality, motives for creating, creative characteristics, influence of personal variables (intelligence, age, gender and education) and criteria for designating a product as creative. Responses coincide with those made by both experts and laymen, in their diversity, in association of creativity with the generation of novel products and the appreciation of the creator as an original and imaginative, some respondents noted the cultural influence in other common sense. The analysis of the responses for respondents to conclude that creativity is a process that begins with the imagination and ends with the creation of a novel object produced by original and imaginative people, that object can be created to meet a need or arise spontaneously from the mind of the creator.
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