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THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE “NON CREATIVE” IDENTITY How prevailing stereotypes about creativity and creative people lead to personal, social and cultural outcomes that limit our individual and collective creative potential

Ryan, Martin (2012) THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THE “NON CREATIVE” IDENTITY How prevailing stereotypes about creativity and creative people lead to personal, social and cultural outcomes that limit our individual and collective creative potential. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Ryan, Martin
Abstract:

Creativity has become a highly desirable commodity, and it can be argued that the challenges we face as a species will require a great deal more of it. Taking a social constructionist perspective, creativity is described as having a coherent and knowable cultural form within any particular society, although currently ignored. Further, the social construction of identity is reviewed, and creative identity is presented as a fundamental condition for maximizing individual, and in aggregate, societal creative potential. In light of new quantitative research stating that less than half of us believe we are creative; a multi-method qualitative study was conducted to better understand this outcome, and the personal, social and cultural factors that influence the construction of a “non- creative” identity the marginalized majority. New insights and explanatory frameworks are presented and leveraged in the design of organizational and cultural interventions that encourage the emergence of a more inclusive “Creativity Culture.

Date: December 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: Identity, Creativity, Creative Identity, Non - Creative Identity, Creativity Stereotypes, Creativity Culture, Creative Potential , Social Constructionism, Social Systems, Creative Validation, Innovation, Identity Economics, Organiz ational Change, Design Thinking , Creat ive Class
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 22:23
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 20:31
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/131

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