Giovanni Emanuele Corazza

Professor, University of Bologna
President, Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi
Founder, Marconi Institute for Creativity

Université de Paris and Univ Gustave Eiffel

Research Overview

My research touches upon two fields: telecommunications engineering and the psychology of creativity. Only the second one is relevant for ISSCI, and it is carried out in collaboration with all affiliates to the Marconi Institute for Creativity (MIC). In particular, I try to place all of our research endeavors under a unifying theoretical framework, identified as the Dynamic Creativity Framework (DCF), based on the dynamic definition of creativity. The fundamental notion is that of Creative Potential, which we study under dynamic, sociocultural, and material perspectives. Presently, I am working on the relationship between intelligence and creativity in context-embedded cognition, in collaboration with Université de Paris. Within MIC, we have several research projects on the neural correlates of creative cognition, studying serial order effects, flexibility, domain specificity (i.e. artists vs. scientists). We also have studies related to creativity and ageing and well-being, including the relationship between creativity and narcolepsy.

Selected Publications

Corazza G.E. (2016). Potential originality and effectiveness: The dynamic definition of creativityCreativity Research Journal, 26, 258-267.

Corazza, G. E. (2018). The Dynamic Universal Creativity Process. In R. Beghetto, & G. E. Corazza (Eds.), Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity: New Directions for Theory, Research, and Practice in Education. New York, NY: Springer.

Beghetto, R. A., & Corazza G.E., Eds. (2019). Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity: New Directions for Theory, Research, and Practice in EducationNew York, NY: Springer.

Corazza G.E. (2020) Alfred North Whitehead. In: Glăveanu V. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible.Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Corazza, G.E., 2020. Dynamic Creative Process.In: Runco, M., Pritzker, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, 3rd edition, vol. 1. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 400–405.

Corazza, G.E., & de Saint-Laurent, C., 2020. Regional Creativity: Research Publications by Region.In: Runco, M., Pritzker, S. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, 3rd edition, vol. 2. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 423–428.

Corazza G. E., & Agnoli (2020). Personality: Openness.In Runco, M. A., & Pritzker, S. R. (Eds.). (2020). Encyclopedia of creativity, 3rd edition, vol. 2. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 338–344.

Corazza, G.E. (2019). Life in the Cyber-Physical Society: the Need for Organic Creativity. In I. Lebuda & V.P. Glaveanu (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Social Creativity Research. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Corazza G.E., Agnoli S., (2018). The creative process in science and engineering. In T. Lubart (Ed.), The Creative Process: Perspectives from multiple domains. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Corazza G.E. (2017). Organic creativity for well-being in the post-information societyEurope’s Journal Of Psychology, 13, 599-605.

Corazza G.E., & Agnoli S., Eds. (2015). Multidisciplinary Contributions to the ScienceofCreative ThinkingSingapore: Springer.

Agnoli, S., Zanon, M., Mastria, S., Avenanti, A., & Corazza, G. E. (2020). Predicting response originality through brain activity: An analysis of changes in EEG alpha power during the generation of alternative ideas.NeuroImage, 207, 

Glaveanu, V. P., Hanchett Hanson, M., Baer, J., Barbot, B., Clapp, E. P., Corazza, G. E., … & Montuori, A. (2019). Advancing Creativity Theory and Research: A Socio‐cultural Manifesto.The Journal of Creative Behavior.

Agnoli, S., Mastria, S., Kirsch, C., & Corazza, G. E. (2019). Creativity in the advertisement domain: The mediating role of experience on creative achievement. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:1899. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01899

Mastria, S., Agnoli, S., & Corazza, G. E. (2019). How does emotion influence the evaluation of creative ideas? Plos One14(7): e0219298.

Agnoli, S., Franchin, L., Rubaltelli, E., & Corazza, G. E. (2019). The emotionally intelligent use of attention and affective arousal under creative frustration and creative success.Personality and Individual Differences, 142, 242-248.

Agnoli, S., Runco, M. A., Kirsch, C., & Corazza, G. E. (2018). The role of motivation in the prediction of creative achievement inside and outside of school environment.Thinking Skills and Creativity, 28, 167-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2018.05.005

Agnoli, S., Zanon, M., Mastria, S., Avenanti, A., & Corazza, G. E. (2018). Enhancing creative cognition with a rapid right-parietal neurofeedback procedurNeuropsychologia, 118, 99-106.

Agnoli, S., Vannucci, M., Pelagatti, C. & Corazza, G.E. (2018). Exploring the Link Between Mind Wandering, Mindfulness, and Creativity: A Multidimensional Approach.Creativity Research Journal, 30(1), 41-53.

Agnoli S., Corazza G.E., & Runco M. (2016). Estimating Creativity with a Multiple-Measurement Approach Within Scientific and Artistic DomainsCreativity Research Journal, 28(2), 171-176.

Agnoli S., Franchin L., Rubaltelli E., & Corazza G.E. (2015). An Eye-Tracking Analysis of Irrelevance Processing as Moderator of Openness and Creative Performance,Creativity Research Journal, 27, 125-132.

Corazza G.E., Agnoli S., & Martello S. (2014). Counterpoint as a principle of creativity: Extracting divergent modifiers from ‘The Art of Fugue’ by Johann Sebastian BachMusica Docta, 4, 93-105.