The Psychology of Creativity
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NPSY 3839
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
Creativity is both a central goal and a vexing challenge for most of us. We struggle with our inner thoughts as we strive to put forward the best possible image of ourselves. Our most challenging creation is our own self, a work-in-progress that is never completed. In this course, we examine the psychological literature on creativity, including classic and psychoanalytic theories of creativity, and engage in exercises that help us move beyond our own limitations to become our best selves. The course involves reading, exercises, and life experiments that lead to both a cognitive and an experiential understanding of the creative nature of the self.
Course Open to: Degree Students