Perspectives on the Social Psychology of Creativity
Article first published online: 17 APR 2012
© 2012 by the Creative Education Foundation, Inc.
The Journal of Creative Behavior
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 3–15, March 2012
How to Cite
Amabile, T. M. and Pillemer, J. (2012), Perspectives on the Social Psychology of Creativity. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 46: 3–15. doi: 10.1002/jocb.001
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 17 APR 2012
Scholars began serious study into the social psychology of creativity about 25 years after the field of creativity research had taken root. Over the past 35 years, examination of social and environmental influences on creativity has become increasingly vigorous, with broad implications for the psychology of human performance, and with applications to education, business, and beyond. In this article, we revisit the origins of the social psychology of creativity, trace its arc, and suggest directions for its future.