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Reaching Out For Everyday Life Creativity

Published Online: 26 May 2015
Volume & Issue: Volume 2 (2015) - Issue 1 (June 2015)
Page range: 75 - 78
Received: 02 Oct 2014
Accepted: 19 Dec 2014
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
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2354-0036
First Published
16 Apr 2015
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

In recent years, a move towards social, cultural-psychological and distributed research perspectives on creativity has been witnessed within the social- and human sciences. Glăveanu is one of the most prominent advocates for this new line of research. In the present commentary, I will share my concerns as to why this move is important and vital for the field of creativity research, but I will also raise my sense of fear by the proposed direction of model unity and coherence as suggested by Glăveanu. On the contrary, we may need to tolerate and respect the diversity of perspectives and enjoy the fruits of cross-disciplinarily research, not needing to reach any state of unity. In this sense, a way out of ‘crisis’ could be that we respect, variations and even differences, and instead of coherence establish meeting places and spots where divergent perspectives can be celebrated.

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