Psychology of Creativity | Spalding University Catalog

PSY-320: Psychology of Creativity

3 credit hours

Creativity and innovation are highly valued in contexts such as business, technology, science and the arts. In order to examine these phenomena in depth, this course will explore the distinction between creativity and innovation and apply findings from the psychological literature about the antecedents of creative and innovative thinking and practices. The course will consider the emotions, cognition, individual differences, and social contexts that contribute to creativity and innovation. This course will also explore the use of mental tools and practices toward the goal of developing and enhancing flexible mental strategies and creative thinking.

This course can be used to satisfy University Studies requirements

Prerequisites: PSY-103, or approval of Instructor or Chair of Psychology