Call for Papers: Deadline January 15

Big Questions in Creativity 2016
A collection of first works in creativity research

Creativity research transcends the boundaries of disciplines, cultures, and professions. This annual book series, published by the International Center for Studies in Creativity Press, aims to give emerging scholars from a variety of fields a platform to ask and answer what they see as the most pertinent questions in the study of creativity. This fourth edition will again be edited by Mary Kay Culpepper and Cyndi Burnett.

Current graduate students in schools in the U.S. and abroad—and those who have graduated with a master’s or doctoral degree within the last three years—are invited to submit papers for inclusion in Big Questions in Creativity 2016. We seek manuscripts focused on (but not limited to) the creative process, person, product, and/or environment. Papers from an interdisciplinary perspective are encouraged, and questions may be addressed through various methodological and philosophical means.

In previous editions, topics for Big Questions in Creativity have included:

  • Approaches to teaching and training for creativity
  • Cross-cultural attitudes toward creativity
  • Generational considerations in the creative process
  • Examination of the creative environment
  • Psychological and sociological contexts in creativity
  • Using empathy in Creative Problem Solving tool
  • How playfulness affects adult learning
  • How nature nurtures creativity
  • Comparing creativity across cultures
  • Is design thinking the only approach we need

Full papers, written in English, should be 3,000-3,500 words long (exclusive of a 150-word abstract and complete references) and adhere to the guidelines of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The ten best papers submitted will be accepted for publication.

Submissions should be attached in a Word document to an email that includes a 200-word biography of the author. Send submissions to Dr. Cyndi Burnett at The deadline is Monday, January 15, 2016.

This fourth volume of Big Questions in Creativity will be published in May 2016. If you have questions concerning your submission, contact Dr. Burnett at or Mary Kay Culpepper at

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