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ERIC Number: EJ1163346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Building Institutions for the Next 50 Years of Creativity Research
Silvia, Paul J.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v51 n4 p345-347 Dec 2017
The "Journal of Creative Behavior's" remarkable half-century is a good occasion for reflecting on the role of a scholarly field's institutions in fostering creative work. In creativity studies, some of our institutions are flourishing, particularly our many excellent peer-reviewed journals. But we face some institutional challenges that will require some creative solutions from creativity researchers. This article considers three challenges: (a) how to train and place the next generation of scholars when so few creativity researchers work at doctoral-level graduate programs; (b) how to tighten the field's social network by bringing together people from different subfields and career stages in face-to-face gatherings; and (c) how to identify and develop the leadership needed to manage our scholarly organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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