Vlad Glaveanu


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Vlad Glaveanu is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology at Webster University Geneva, Switzerland, and Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Associate Researcher at Paris Descartes University, France, and Neuchatel University, Switzerland. He received his PhD in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

He received in 2018 the Berlyne Award from the American Psychological Association for outstanding early career contributions to the field of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts.

His work develops the cultural psychology of creativity and has been published in over 100 articles and chapters. His books include: Thinking through creativity and culture: Toward an integrated model (Transaction, 2014), Distributed creativity: Thinking outside the box of the creative individual (Springer, 2014), Rethinking creativity: Perspectives from cultural psychology (Routledge, 2014, co-edited with Alex Gillespie and Jaan Valsiner), and Creativity: A new vocabulary (Palgrave, 2016, co-edited with Lene Tanggaard and Charlotte Wegener).

He is editor/co-editor of three major handbooks: the Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research (Palgrave, 2016), the Oxford Handbook of Imagination and Culture (Oxford University Press, 2017, co-edited with Tania Zittoun), and the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Disciplines (Cambridge University Press, 2017, co-edited with James C. Kaufman and John Baer), as well as editor of the upcoming Creativity Reader to be published by Oxford University Press. Vlad Glăveanu is co-editing the book series Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture for Palgrave Macmillan and is the Editor-in-Chief of Europe’s Journal of Psychology, an open access peer-reviewed journal published by PsychOpen (Germany).

He is editorial board member for the main journals in the area of creativity research, board member of the American Creativity Association, and co-editor, with James C. Kaufman, of an up-coming journal Creativity, Innovation and Social Change.