PSYCH 443 - Creativity
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
PSYCH 240.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines creativity from the perspective of cognitive science.

Creativity is a large and diverse topic, and what it means to "be creative" may differ across domains. For example, is artistic creativity the same thing as literary, scientific, or design creativity? What do we mean by “creative process?” These are some of the questions we will explore in this seminar. We will consider how to define and measure creativity, how creative thinking does or does not differ from “normal” thinking, and importantly, attempt the creative process ourselves. The major perspective we will consider is from psychological science. However, studies of creativity take place across many disciplines, and our class will benefit from input from the sciences, engineering, and arts. We will examine creative products across domains, and we will expand our views on creativity to investigate its meaning across disciplines.

Course Requirements:

Class Attendance and Participation (Top 10 scores) 20% Reflection Questions (Top 10 scores) 20% Exercises (in class and take home) (Top 10 scores) 20% Creative Example Presentation 20% Creative Lesson Group Project 20%

Intended Audience:

Senior BCN, Psychology, and Neuroscience Majors

Class Format:


PSYCH 443 - Creativity
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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