A complex fast changing world demands new, creative approaches to everything from corporate strategies to food preparation: Saybrook University is pleased to announce the creation of a unique psychology PhD program specializing Creativity Studies.
Saybrook has a long connection with the study of creativity: one of its founders was legendary psychologist Rollo May, who wrote The Courage to Create, and significant work on creativity was also performed by Saybrook faculty like Stanley Krippner and humanistic psychologists such as Abraham Maslow.
Today Saybrook is home to many of the leading contemporary scholars studying creativity, including Ruth Richards, Editor of Everyday Creativity, and Steven Pritzker, Co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Creativity. Together, they are creating a community that helps students become scholars in their own right.
The program will appeal to students interested in studying every aspect of creativity, including the traditional arts as well as a variety of other fields such as organizational creativity, mental health, education and social transformation. The curriculum will also include research into aspects of everyday creativity including, family life, daily decision making, and relationships. This study of creativity will be both academic and hands on: as they become scholars of creativity theory, students will also apply what they learn to enhancing their own creative process and providing learning skills to help others.