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A Comprehensive Approach to Creativity

Our M.A. and Ph.D. degree programs in Psychology with a Specialization in Creativity Studies are distinguished by their comprehensive approach. By learning how to conduct psychological research in a cross-cultural educational environment, you will gain theoretical and practical understanding of the creative process including: 

  • psychological components
  • sociological implications 
  • creativity in organizations
  • factors that encourage and discourage creativity 
  • theoretical models

Saybrook's unique approach to creativity goes beyond the arts to encompass "everyday creativity," the originality of  everyday life, which encourages personal and professional satisfaction, as well as health benefits. The program is designed to be applicable to a broad range of professional pursuits.

Student writing and reflection, rather than regurgitating facts, is emphasized as a means of evaluation. In keeping with the tenets of humanistic psychology, you'll be considered a partner in your learning process: your experiences are valued as a contribution to the learning environment. Our goal is to improve your personal as well as professional creative skills.

To find out whether a Specialization in Creativity Studies is right for you, please email admissions@saybrook.edu or call 800.825.4480.