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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/sps

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Modern Foreign Research in Creativity: The Social Psychological Aspect 3667

Meshkova N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Head of the Sector for Academic Journals Development, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3965-9382
e-mail: nmeshkova@yandex.ru

Abstract
The paper provides a review of modern foreign studies on social psychological aspects of creativity. It focuses on the explorations of environmental (e.g. family, culture, education and workplace environments) and situational factors that help unleash creative potential of an individual and discusses cultural aspects of concepts of creativity. Special attention is paid to the studies that explore the relationship between situations, individual differences and creativity. As it is revealed, negative situational factors (such as threats, time limits, fear of death and nostalgia) may actually have a positive impact on creativity. Also, the paper highlights the difficulties concerning the assessment of creative potential as well as of creative outcome.

Keywords: creativity, creative potential, development of creativity, organized creativity, social psychology of creativity, evaluation of creative product, creativity assessment

Column: Theoretical Research

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