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The Creative Process

Perspectives from Multiple Domains

  • Todd Lubart

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Todd Lubart
    Pages 1-18
  3. Marion Botella
    Pages 59-87
  4. Jane Piirto
    Pages 89-121
  5. Samira Bourgeois-Bougrine, Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 123-154
  6. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza, Sergio Agnoli
    Pages 155-180
  7. Stéphanie Buisine, Samira Bourgeois-Bougrine
    Pages 181-207
  8. Nathalie Bonnardel, Alicja Wojtczuk, Pierre-Yves Gilles, Sylvain Mazon
    Pages 229-254
  9. Baptiste Barbot, Peter R. Webster
    Pages 255-273
  10. Daniel Martín, François Pachet, Benjamin Frantz
    Pages 275-296
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 317-327

About this book


The creative process refers to the sequence of thoughts and actions that are involved in the production of new work that is both original and valuable in its context. This book examines this process across the domains of visual art, writing, engineering, design and music. It characterizes each domain’s creative process based on evidence stemming from creators’ accounts of their own activity and a wide-range of observational material and theories specific to each field. Results from empirical research are then presented across a set of closely linked chapters, using a common set of methodologies that seek to trace the creative process as it unfolds. 

This highly interdisciplinary edited collection offers valuable insight into the creative process for scholars and practitioners in the fields of psychology, education, and creative studies, as well as for any other readers interested in the creative process. Todd Lubart brings together a group of authors who are themselves actively involved in their respective creative fields and invites readers to adopt a broad perspective on the creative process in order to unravel some of its mysteries. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Todd Lubart
    • 1
  1. 1.Paris Descartes UniversityParisFrance

About the editors

Todd Lubart is Professor of Psychology at Paris Descartes University- Sorbonne Paris City University, France.  He is author and contributor of numerous books and articles on creativity and co-authored measures of creative potential. Recognized for his work on creativity, including multiple awards, Todd Lubart has directed a research laboratory and been responsible for several large-scale research grants, including the Creative Process Project on which this book is based.

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