Featured Topic: Creativity

A number of our authors have been getting creative this year—that is, focusing on the field of creativity. Derived from the Latin term “creƍ” (to create or to make), this concept spans many varied areas, including arts, business management, and education. What holds true across all of these is that “we seem to have reached a general agreement that creativity involves the production of novel, useful products” (Mumford, 2003, p. 110).† 

Creativity is closely related to social psychology, too, with many of the members of our Board of Consulting Editors, including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Adrian Furnham, Edward de Bono, and Jin Nam Choi, having published papers on this topic. The latter’s most recent contribution to this field is now available on our website.

The pervasiveness of creativity throughout so many areas of our lives made it an easy decision to select this as our first featured topic. If you’re interested in reading some of the most up-to-date research in this field, check out the SBP articles listed below, all of which were published in 2015.

†Mumford, M. D. (2003). Where have we been, where are we going? Taking stock in creativity research. Creativity Research Journal, 15, 107–120. http://doi.org/cj9k26

Vol 43, No 3:

Work values and career adaptability of Chinese university studentsLihui Ye

Vol 43, No 4:

The role of power motivation in creativity: A moderated mediation modelJie Zhang, Yun Fan, Xu Zhang

Vol 43, No 6:

Inclusive leadership and work engagement: Mediating roles of affective organizational commitment and creativitySuk Bong Choi, Thi Bich Hanh Tran, Byung Il Park

Human resource management practices and organizational creativity: The role of chief executive officer’s learning goal orientationJisung Park, Soo-Young Shin, Sangmin Lee, Se-Ri No

Vol 43, No 7:

Effect of Chinese employees’ emotional creativity on their innovative performanceGuomeng Wang, Huiming Huang, Quanquan Zheng

Roles of creative process engagement and leader–member exchange in critical thinking and employee creativityJing Jiang, Baiyin Yang

Mechanisms underlying creative performance: Employee perceptions of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards for creativityHye Jung Yoon, Sun Young Sung, Jin Nam Choi

Assessing a Chinese version of the Runco Ideational Behavior ScaleKuan Chen Tsai