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By Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Alex Gillespie, Jaan Valsiner

Despite greater than part a century of mental study on creativity we're nonetheless faraway from a transparent realizing of the artistic strategy, its antecedents and outcomes and, so much of all, the ways that we will be able to successfully help creativity. this is often essentially because of a slim specialize in inventive contributors remoted from tradition and society. Rethinking Creativity proposes a basic assessment of this place and argues that creativity isn't just a mental yet a sociocultural phenomenon.

This edited quantity goals to relocate creativity from within person minds to the cloth, symbolic and social international of tradition. It brings jointly eminent social and cultural psychologists who research dynamic, transformative and emergent phenomena, and invitations them to conceptualise creativity in ways in which go away from mainstream definitions and theoretical types latest in previous and current literature at the subject. Chapters contain reflections at the courting among creativity and distinction, creativity as a means of symbolic transformation, the function of apprenticeships and collaboration, the significance of contemplating materiality and affordances in artistic paintings, and the ability of mind's eye to build person trajectories.

The varied contributions incorporated during this booklet supply readers a number of pathways into the difficult dating among brain, tradition, and creativity, and invite them to reconsider those phenomena in ways in which foster inventive motion inside their very own existence and the lives of these round them. it is going to be of key curiosity to either social and cultural psychologists, in addition to to creativity researchers and those that, as a part of their own or expert lifestyles, try and comprehend creativity and advance artistic varieties of expression.

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