Cultural diversity refers to the extent of cultural differences that exist between people. The first part of our chapter discusses the influence that diversity has on creative processes. Historiometric, cross-sectional and experimental work supports the idea that, under the right circumstances, individual experiences of diversity can increase creative potential. Studies on group and team creativity paint a more complex picture, suggesting that group diversity can sometimes help and sometimes hinder creative performance. We also discuss the issue of cross-cultural differences in creativity and suggest that further work is needed to better understand what aspects of creativity are shared, and what aspects of creativity are different across cultures.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Creativity|
|Place of Publication||San Diego, CA|
|Publisher||Elsevier Academic Press Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2019|
Goclowska, G., S. M., R., Hanel, P., Runco, M. (Ed.), & Pritzker , S. (Ed.) (2019). Cultural diversity and creativity. In Encyclopedia of Creativity (3 ed.). San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.23723-1