03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR
Krug Hall 5
Section Information for Fall 2021
Creativity enables us to see common elements in a new light, make new combinations from often-familiar information, create something new and appropriate, and to perceive analogies and other linkages in seemingly unlike elements. Creativity and innovation take place in many domains: an entrepreneur starting a new venture, a research scientist making scientific breakthroughs, and an artist generating new visions and techniques. By the end of this course, students will be familiar with the scientific literature on the antecedents of creativity and innovation including emotions, cognitions, individual differences, and social contexts. They will be familiar with what psychologists know (and what we don’t) about the cognitive and social skills involved in the arts. Students will have had the opportunity to reflect on and experiment with ways to enhance their own creativity and innovation. And, students will explore creativity and innovation in various domains such as business, science, and the arts from the view of creativity and innovation as a psychological phenomenon.