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Creativity Studies Specialization
Discovering Creative Solutions to Complex Problems
A complex and fast changing world demands new, creative approaches to everything from corporate strategies to household chores. A Specialization in Creativity Studies allows you to tap into one of the most important movements in business, education, and the arts: the recognition that we live in an innovation-driven economy.
While creativity is increasingly recognized as a vital part of both a healthy psyche and a thriving economy, there is still much about creativity that we do not understand. In this program, you will look at where creativity comes from, what encourages it, and how it can be applied to practical, everyday circumstances.
Creativity Studies has direct applications in a variety of areas including the arts, aging, business and government, education, health, peace and conflict resolution, and psychology. It most certainly can have applications in your career.
The M.A. Specialization in Creativity Studies begins by looking at human potential in terms of its broadest and most expansive capacities. Saybrook’s tradition of humanistic studies includes its association with Rollo May, who wrote the classic The Courage to Create. A strong system of thought in humanistic psychology also suggests that people must express themselves creatively to be fully happy and realized, and that creative activities have therapeutic power.
Those who pursue the Ph.D. in Psychology with a Creativity Studies Specialization will focus on making a meaningful contribution to the field and delving into the deeper facets of what makes us creative beings. In addition, students will investigate environments that support and discourage creativity, explore how people find new ways of processing information to find innovative solutions, and discover new frameworks for the familiar.
By the conclusion of your studies, you'll be developing your own questions and researching answers that will affect the way creativity is understood and applied in the world.
Creativity Studies Faculty:
Steven Pritzker, PhD (Director)
Carol Barrett, PhD
Joanne Brunn, PhD
Kate Donohue, PhD
Ruth Richards, PhD, MD
Mark Runco, PhD (Distinguished Consulting Faculty)
Sandra Russ, PhD (Distinguished Consulting Faculty)
Dean Simonton, PhD (Distinguished Consulting Faculty)
Tobi Zausner, PhD
To find out whether Creativity Studies is the right Specialization for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.825.4480.
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Ruth Richards - What is Creativity?