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In this talk, I will use Anna Craft’s possibility thinking to explore how we can find new positive outcomes to explore for creativity research. So much current work looks at how creativity may predict GPA or work performance; these are (of course) important, but other constructs may be better predictors. I will instead focus on how creativity can enhance social justice, tolerance, and meaning in life. We all likely agree that creativity is and can be incredibly valuable. By better articulating the numerous benefits, we can help convince superintendents, CEOs, and funding agencies that creativity scholarship and creativity
itself is worth pursuing as a top priority.

James C. Kaufman, Professor

University of Connecticut

James C. Kaufman is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. The author/editor of 45+ books and several hundred papers, he is the president of the American Creativity Association. He...