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The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research

  • Vlad Petre Glăveanu


  • Combines the study of culture and creativity to present a unique examination of the topics

  • Showcases the global variety of creativity and culture research, including cross-cultural, sociocultural, conceptual and applied

  • Explores the innovative implications of engaging with creativity as a phenomenon

  • Highlights current debates across creativity, using country based and applied domain case studies


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Creativity and Culture in the Psychology of Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Max Helfand, James C. Kaufman, Ronald A. Beghetto
      Pages 15-36
    3. Pinar Celik, Todd Lubart
      Pages 37-55
    4. Paul B. Paulus, Karen I. van der Zee, Jared Kenworthy
      Pages 57-76
    5. Robert J. Sternberg
      Pages 77-99
    6. Alessandro Antonietti, Barbara Colombo
      Pages 101-124
    7. Beth A. Hennessey
      Pages 125-158
    8. Maciej Karwowski
      Pages 159-186
  3. Creativity in Socio-Cultural Psychology

  4. Creativity in Cultural Context

About this book


This groundbreaking Handbook brings together leading international experts in creativity and culture research to provide an overview of current debates. It showcases the wealth of topics, approaches and definitions specific for this new, interdisciplinary field within creativity research. The theoretical and methodological innovations emerging from the joint study of creativity and culture highlight the role of creativity within today's innovation-based, multicultural societies. 

Drawing on theoretical and empirical reflections, including case studies from different continents and different creative domains, this Handbook provides a truly global outlook on current creativity research within an emergent, interdisciplinary field. This variety is highlighted by the Handbook's structure as it is divided into five sections: Creativity and Culture in the Psychology of Creativity; Creativity in Socio-Cultural Psychology; Creativity in Cultural Context; Creativity and Culture in Applied Domains; Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Creativity and Culture. These sections provide a clear overview of the debates and questions of this research area as contributors share their interest in creativity not only as an individual but also a social and cultural phenomenon, and in culture as both the foundation and outcome of creative action. 

The Handbook will be an  essential resource for researchers, particularly those based in social science and humanities disciplines.


Society Cultural Psychology Collaborative Creativity Play Innovation Social Psychology Cross-cultural Psychology Education Interdisciplinarity Imagination Art creativity culture education personality psychology research social psychology social science sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    • 1
  1. 1.Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

About the editors

Vlad Petre Glăveanu is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark, and Associate Researcher at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland. He has published extensively in the area of the cultural psychology of creativity.  

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