Collaborative Scriptwriting: Social and Psychological Factors

  • Samira Bourgeois-BougrineEmail author
  • Vlad Petre Glăveanu
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


Because script writing is fundamentally a collaborative act, the first part of this chapter considers the social interactions before and through the writing process. The second part describes the psychological factors associated with different stages of the creative process as experienced by professional screenwriters. The last part focuses on the role of experience and education in the development of functional and collaborative skills. In exploring the underlying mechanisms that promote the emergence, the selection and implementation of creative ideas during script writing, our discussion is based on central ideas from a number of psychological, socio-cultural and neuropsychological theories.


Scriptwriting Creativity Collaboration Process Education Skills Experience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samira Bourgeois-Bougrine
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vlad Petre Glăveanu
    • 2
  1. 1.Paris Descartes UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyWebster UniversityGenevaSwitzerland

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