The well-established Creativity Research Journal publishes high quality, scholarly research capturing the full range of approaches to the study of creativity–behavioral, clinical, cognitive, cross-cultural, developmental, educational, genetic, organizational, psychoanalytic, psychometric, and social. Interdisciplinary research is also published, as is research within specific domains such as art and science, as well as on critical issues such as aesthetics, genius, imagery, imagination, incubation, insight, intuition, metaphor, play, and problem finding and solving. Integrative literature reviews and theoretical pieces that appreciate empirical work are welcome, but purely speculative articles will not be published.
Creativity researchers have tended to neglect the creativity of performance in music, theater, and ritual. But several other disciplines have analyzed the creativity of performance, including folkloristic, ethnomusicology, and linguistic anthropology…. [T]hese fields are beginning to come together in a truly interdisciplinary study of performance creativity. Psychology can draw on research in these disciplines as it begins to extend creativity theory to the study of performance creativity. These other disciplines can, in turn, benefit from relevant research in the psychology of creativity. The interdisciplinary study of performance is a case study of how interdisciplinarity can benefit psychology more generally, as performance research touches on many issues that are central in current psychological theory–the relation between behavior and context, the influence of social groups and cultural situations, and the importance of events and actions as units of analysis.