How do social influences affect such outcomes as creativity, innovation, originality, and inventiveness? While major advances have been made, many questions regarding the impact of contextual and social factors on creativity and innovation remain. This collection examines a rich array of contextual factors that affect these processes, discussing group, organizational, and situational attributes that both facilitate and impair creativity and innovation. The papers present insights into the conceptual underpinnings of those relationships and provide empirical evidence illuminating those relationships.
M.E. Turner, Social Influence and Creativity: Setting the Stage for Inventiveness. P.B. Paulus, M. Dzindolet, Social Influence, Creativity and Innovation. I. Adarves-Yorno, S.A. Haslam, T. Postmes, And Now for Something Completely Different? The Impact of Group Membership on Perceptions of Creativity. C.K.W. De Dreu, B.A. Nijstad, M. Baas, M.N. Bechtoldt, The Creating Force of Minority Dissent: A Motivated Information Processing Perspective. M.E. Turner, M. Virick, Threat and Group Creativity.