ICCC 2016

The Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity

Keynote: Homo Creativus -a psychological perspective, by Prof. Todd Lubart

Homo Creativus:  A psychological perspective

Wednesday June 29th, 10:45

What is creativity and what are its psychological underpinnings?   More than a century of research in psychology provides an initial understanding of the definition of creativity, sources of individual differences, and ways to measure them.  The “ingredients” of creativity including both cognitive and personality facts will be highlighted.  Then the way these ingredients come into play during the creative process of producing ideas will be explored based on work in diverse domains, such as the fine arts, literary composition, design and engineering. The role of a favorable environment, including social and technological facets will be discussed.  Finally, work on the appreciation and uptake of creative productions in the field will be presented.

Todd Lubart is Professor of Psychology at the Université Paris Descartes, and Member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and was an invited professor at the Paris School of Management (ESCP). His research focuses on creativity, its identification and development in children and adults, the role of emotions, the creative process and intercultural issues. Todd Lubart is author or co-author of numerous books, research papers, and scientific reports on creativity, including the books Defying the crowd: Cultivating creativity in a culture of conformity (NY: Free Press, 1995), Psychologie de la créativité (The psychology of creativity, Paris: Colin, 2003), and Enfants Exceptionnel (Exceptional Children, Bréal, 2006). He is the co-founder of the International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE), and the associate editor of Gifted and Talented International.

He will  deliver the ICCC16 keynote talk and discuss about creativity from the perspective of differential psychology.

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