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Fort Lauderdale Faculty Member Publishes Creativity – A Sociological Approach

By: Anne Dean

August 10, 2016

Monika Reuter, Ph.D. and sociology instructor at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale published a book that takes an in-depth look at the macro-sociological perspective of creativity. Creativity – A Sociological Approach explores the results of an on-going research project comparing students' ideas on creativity with employers' and industry professionals' views.

 

Reuter’s book discusses theories and models of creativity. It compares results from a six year research project that included 1,724 students and more than 400 employers' and industry professionals. The results of the study found that creativity is a social construct, closely tied to specific domains and fields.

 

Reuter has taught sociology and psychology at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale since 1999. She holds a Ph.D. from State University of New York at Albany, a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Maryland. Reuter’s ongoing research project will expand to include analysis of college and university classes and a participant observation study in a creative design company.

 

Creativity – A Sociological Approach is published by Macmillan Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture.

By: Anne Dean

August 10, 2016