Thomas Jefferson University Research Magazine

Article Title

Can We Teach Creativity?



Creativity is an increasingly important skill for navigating the 21st century. But how do human beings acquire that skill? Can it be taught? Richard W. Hass, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, believes it can. “I want to understand the processes through which we solve problems creatively,” he says, “and then use those processes as the basis for curricula that prepare students to hone creativity as a tool for managing life in a swiftly changing economy, society and environment.”