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Creative Britain

Taylor, Stephanie (2014). Creative Britain. The Psychologist, 27(8) pp. 590–593.

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Abstract

In Britain, and in a new global creative economy, creative people are now valued as economic actors and potential agents of prosperity. Social psychology offers insights into their experience and what makes them creative. It can also help to explain why there are more creative workers now, when they are in demand.
Social psychologists argue that creative behaviour is the outcome of people’s circumstances, interactions, collaborations and group relationships. Even what counts as a creative output will be socially defined. Of course, this social emphasis is at odds with the classic image of an inspired designer or artist working alone in the studio.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0952-8229
Keywords: creativity; creative work; social psychology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 40681
Depositing User: Stephanie Taylor
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 11:10
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40681
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