The new editors of The Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity
and the Arts will publish research from a broad array of scientists and
reach out to new audiences.
BY SADIE DINGFELDER • Monitor staff
Nothing sparks creativity like the cross- pollination of ideas, says Roni Reiter- Palmon, PhD, a creativity researcher
at The University of Nebraska, Omaha. That’s
why, as incoming editor of The Psychology of
Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (PACA), Reiter-
Palmon and her co-editor Pablo Tinio, PhD, will
continue publishing articles from across the field
private industry, Reiter-Palmon adds.
“If organizations don’t come up with creative
products and innovations ... then they don’t
survive,” she says. “Our jobs are dependent on
doing things faster, better and in more creative
Tinio has also noticed a spike of interest in
creativity, art and aesthetics research outside of
the scientific community.
“In the last five years or so, I have had many
conversations with art historians, museum
curators and artists, and they are really interested
in what scientists have to say about the experience
of art,” he says.
By sharing the journal with their colleagues,
including fellow scientists as well as CEOs
and artists, PACA’s editors hope to spark
collaborations and new creative partnerships. “I’d
be really excited to see a study with a scientist and
an artist as co-authors,” Tinio says. n
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