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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp

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Intercultural contacts and creativity: an analysis of foreign approaches

Abstract
The article observes the interrelation between intercultural interaction and creativity. The topic considered is of immediate interest in foreign psychological studies and has received an extended coverage in contemporary scientific journals. In many studies it have been stated that, in general, intercultural contact stimulates creativity. Nevertheless, a single unified model describing the mechanism of such effect occurrence has not been created. Four main groups of factors influencing the relations of intercultural contact and creativity have been formulated, based on the approaches presented in the foreign literature: cognitive factors associated with new knowledge and its’ processing; factors related to self-identification and intergroup relations in a heterogeneous society; factors of acculturation; personality factors.

Keywords: intercultural contacts, creativity

Column: Social psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2018070402

Funding

The article was prepared within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and supported within the framework of a subsidy by the Russian Academic Excellence Project «5-100».

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