Creativity and Development
Creativity research and development psychology have proceeded independently — conducted by different scholars, and in different paradigms. Creativity research is typically conducted on adults, often by personality or social psychologists; in the leading creativity journal, Creativity Research Journal, there is rarely anything about children or development. Developmental psychologists rarely study creativity in development; at the 1999 SRCD, there were no papers about creativity.
In the essays in this volume, prominent scholars explore the connections between creativity and development. The essays explore both the nature of creative processes in development, and the developmental nature of creative processes. All of the authors are established in both developmental psychology and creativity research. Because there has been so little work addressing both topics, the authors have been selected to focus on distinct, but complementary, approaches to these topics.