From the Sylvia Plath Effect to Social Justice: Moving Forward With Creativity

Europe's Journal of Psychology. 2017;13(2):173-177 DOI 10.5964/ejop.v13i2.1413


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Journal Title: Europe's Journal of Psychology

ISSN: 1841-0413 (Online)

Publisher: PsychOpen

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Country of publisher: Germany

Language of fulltext: English

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James C. Kaufman (University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 31 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The author contrasts an early research passion, creativity and mental illness, with his current interest in creativity and social justice. Kaufman’s initial research revolved around the Sylvia Plath Effect, yet was insensitive to broader implications or concerns. As his thinking about creativity has evolved, he is currently more focused on a more positive use for creativity – namely, how creativity can help issues of fairness and equity.