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This manifesto, discussed by 20 scholars, representing diverse lines of creativity research, marks a conceptual shift within the field. Socio-cultural approaches have made substantial contributions to the concept of creativity over recent decades and today can provide a set of propositions to guide our understanding of past research and to generate new directions of inquiry and practice. These propositions are urgently needed in response to the transition from the Information Society to the Post-Information Society. Through the propositions outlined here, we aim to build common ground and invite the community of creativity researchers and practitioners to reflect up, study, and cultivate creativity as a socio-cultural phenomenon.


This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Advancing creative theory and research: A sociocultural manifesto in the Journal of Creative Behavior, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Editor Note: This is an invited commentary and was reviewed internally by the editor (R. Beghetto) and associate editor (M. Karwowski). An earlier version of this invited commentary was shared by the lead author inviting input and collaboration from other creativity researchers, including those listed as co-authors in the byline. The editor (R. Beghetto) and associate editor (M. Karwowski) also provided feedback on an earlier version of this commentary.

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