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Creativity: A Very Short Introduction

Vlad Glăveanu

May 2021

ISBN: 9780198842996

144 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

For thousands of years humanity has engaged in creative expression. This book explores the history, theory, and practice of creativity from a psychological perspective. It considers the nature and development of creativity, analyzing why we produce creative work, and the ways in which we can understand creative work in its cultural context.

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For thousands of years humanity has engaged in creative expression. This book explores the history, theory, and practice of creativity from a psychological perspective. It considers the nature and development of creativity, analyzing why we produce creative work, and the ways in which we can understand creative work in its cultural context.

  • Discusses the vast array of expressions of creativity throughout history, from fine art to advertising campaigns
  • Offers an overview of the history, theory, and practice of creativity from a psychological perspective
  • Considers the nature and development of creativity, and the ways in which we can understand creative work in its cultural context
  • Analyzes why we produce creative work and the impact this has on the evolution of our society
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Vlad Glăveanu, Associate Professor, Webster University, Geneva & University of Bergen, Norway

Vlad Glăveanu is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology and Counselling at Webster University Geneva, Associate Professor II at Bergen University, Norway, and Director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI). His work focuses on creativity, imagination, culture, collaboration, and societal challenges. He edited The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture (2016), and OUP's The Creativity Reader (2018), and co-edited The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains (2017), and OUP's Handbook of Imagination and Culture (2017). He co-edits the book series Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture, and is editor of Europe's Journal of Psychology (EJOP), an open-access peer-reviewed journal published by PsychOpen (Germany). In 2018 Glăveanu received the Berlyne Award from the American Psychological Association for outstanding early career contributions to the field of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts.

Table of Contents

    1:Creativity: what is it?
    2:The who of creativity
    3:The what of creativity
    4:The how of creativity
    5:The when and where of creativity
    6:The why of creativity
    7:Creativity: where to?
    Further Reading
    Index