© 2016

Creativity — A New Vocabulary

  • Vlad Petre Glăveanu
  • Lene Tanggaard
  • Charlotte Wegener

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Vlad Petre Glăveanu, Lene Tanggaard, Charlotte Wegener
    Pages 1-9
  3. Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 10-17
  4. Kristian Dahl, Lene Tanggaard
    Pages 18-27
  5. Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 28-35
  6. Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 36-42
  7. Luca Tateo
    Pages 43-51
  8. Carolin Demuth, Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 52-60
  9. Charlotte Wegener
    Pages 61-68
  10. Brady Wagoner, Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 69-77
  11. Lene Tanggaard, Tue Juelsbo
    Pages 78-86
  12. Charlotte Wegener, Gregers Wegener
    Pages 87-95
  13. Lene Tanggaard
    Pages 96-103
  14. Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 104-110
  15. Claus Elmholdt, Morten Fogsgaard
    Pages 111-120
  16. Constance de Saint-Laurent, Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 121-128
  17. Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    Pages 129-136
  18. Tue Juelsbo
    Pages 137-146
  19. Nikita A. Kharlamov
    Pages 147-155
  20. Lene Tanggaard
    Pages 156-163

About this book


Creativity — A New Vocabulary proposes a novel approach to the way in which we talk and think about creativity. It covers a variety of topics not commonly associated with creativity that offer us valuable insights and open up new and exciting possibilities for creative action. This collection of essays challenges the 'traditional' vocabulary of creativity and its preference for individuals, brains, cognition, personality, divergent thinking, insight, and problem solving. Instead, the book proposes a more dynamic and relational perspective that considers creativity as an embodied, social, material, and cultural process. This book will be useful for a wide range of specialists within the humanities and social sciences, as well as practitioners from applied fields who are looking for novel ways, of thinking about and doing creative work.


Creativity Innovation Novelty Originality Materiality Collaboration Culture creativity innovation management memory personality philosophy psychology social philosophy social science work

Editors and affiliations

  • Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    • 1
  • Lene Tanggaard
    • 1
  • Charlotte Wegener
    • 1
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityDenmark

About the editors

Vlad Petre Gl?veanu is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology, University of Aalborg, Denmark, and Associate Researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Université Paris Descartes, France, and the Department of Psychology and Education, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Recent books include: Distributed Creativity and Rethinking Creativity (co-edited with Alex Gillespie and Jaan Valsiner).

Lene Tanggaard is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Communication and Psychology, University of Aalborg, Denmark, where she serves as director of the QS-research group and co-director of the Center for Qualitative Studies. Recent books include: Twice the Fun – A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and their Supervisors (with C. Wegener) and Fooling Around: Creative Learning Pathways.

Charlotte Wegener is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Recent articles include: 'Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?' Using the Researcher's Insider and Outsider Positions as a Sensitizing Concept and Writing with Phineas. How a Fictional Character from A. S. Byatt Helped Me Turn my Ethnographic Data into a Research Text.

Bibliographic information


"A provocative and unique contribution to the field of creativity studies. If you're interested in creativity, keep this book close at hand. I know I will!" - Ronald A. Beghetto, Editor of the Journal of Creative Behavior, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA

"One of the biggest challenges facing creativity researchers is the lack of a common language across fields. People in business, psychology, and education study very similar issues but are often unaware of related work. It is easy to switch terms between creativity, imagination, and innovation, but a real solution requires more work. What this essential volume does is to explore core ideas (such as language or memory or power) that span fields and disciplines and discuss how they relate to creativity. This book is not just for people interested in creativity research – it is for anyone interested in how science can grow and evolve."  - James C. Kaufman, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA