If you’re new to the study of creativity, or you are a creative who has just jumped into the ‘meta-end’ of the pool, a good place to start your consideration is with Oxford University Press’ Creativity: A Very Short Introduction by Vlad Glăveanu PhD. A professor in the Department of Psychology at Webster University in Geneva, Dr. Glăveanu explores the cultural psychology of creativity.
In Creativity: A Very Short Introduction, Glăveanu examines the history, theory, and practice of creativity from a psychological perspective. He considers the nature and development of the creative process, and analyzes the reasons why we produce creative work. “Offering a sociocultural reading of this phenomenon, he discusses how we can understand creative people and their creations within the social, material, and historical context that made them possible. In doing so, he demonstrates how we can address the meaning and value of creativity beyond its contribution to economic growth and personal well-being. Finally Glaveanu focuses on the future of creativity and creativity research, reflecting on technological development, the evolution of society and, ultimately, on our place in a world populated by creative beings, ideas, and encounters.”
At only a 144 pages, Creativity: A Very Short Introduction, is extremely informative, and yet easy to read. With its $11.95 price tag, it is by far the most valuable, yet affordable text you can have in your library.Enjoy this article? Share it on your favorite social site.