The Collective Origins of Valued Originality: A Social Identity Approach to Creativity

Haslam, S. Alexander, Adarves-Yorno, Inmaculada, Postmes, Tom and Jans, Lise (2013) The Collective Origins of Valued Originality: A Social Identity Approach to Creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17 4: 384-401. doi:10.1177/1088868313498001


Author Haslam, S. Alexander
Adarves-Yorno, Inmaculada
Postmes, Tom
Jans, Lise
Title The Collective Origins of Valued Originality: A Social Identity Approach to Creativity
Journal name Personality and Social Psychology Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1088-8683
1532-7957
Publication date 2013-11-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/1088868313498001
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 4
Start page 384
End page 401
Total pages 18
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc
Language eng
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
Abstract Prevailing approaches to individual and group creativity have focused on personal factors that contribute to creative behavior (e.g., personality, intelligence, motivation), and the processes of behaving creatively and appreciating creativity are understood to be largely unrelated. This article uses social identity and self-categorization theories as the basis for a model of creativity that addresses these lacunae by emphasizing the role that groups play in stimulating and shaping creative acts and in determining the reception they are given. We argue that shared social identity (or lack of it) motivates individuals to rise to particular creative challenges and provides a basis for certain forms of creativity to be recognized (or disregarded). Empirical work informed by this approach supports eight novel hypotheses relating to individual, group, and systemic dimensions of the creativity process. These also provide an agenda for future creativity research.
Keyword Group processes
Social Identity
Self
Identity
Creativity
Self categorization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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