Vlad P. Glăveanu

Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Webster University Geneva

Associate Professor II at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen

Founder and director of the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI)

Research Overview

My research focuses on the intersections between creativity and culture and, in particular, on developing a sociocultural account of creativity, imagination, and human possibility. This approach studies creativity as a distributed and developmental phenomenon. It is also concerned with collaborative creative work and the impact of creativity and innovation in and on society. My most recent interests concern the experience of wonder, the role of mobility in creativity, and our individual and collective engagement with the possible.

Selected Publications

Glăveanu, V. P. (in press). The possible: A sociocultural theory. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Publication date: 2020.

Glăveanu, V. P. (in press). Creativity: A very short introduction. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Publication date: 2020.

Glăveanu, V. P. (2020). Wonder: The extraordinary power of an ordinary experience. London: Bloomsbury Press. 

Glăveanu, V. P. (Ed.) (2019). Creativity Reader. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Glăveanu, V. P. (Ed.). The Palgrave Encylopedia of the Possible. London: Palgrave. To be completed by 2021. Already available on Springer Link / Living Edition