Dr. Anna Abraham, E. Paul Torrance Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of UGA’s Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development
April 30, 2021
In this forum, Dr. Abraham discussed the role of creativity in STEM. The output of creativity in STEM disciplines changes our world in ways that are expansive, profound and irreversible. Yet creative thinking in scientific contexts is surprisingly understudied and underappreciated. This talk explores what we know about creative problem solving, and the surprising interactions and factors of note in its underlying mechanisms.
By the speaker’s request, the full forum recording is no longer available.
Dr. Anna Abraham wears many hats at the University of Georgia. She is the E. Paul Torrance Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology where she is part of the Creative and Gifted Education unit and affiliated to the School Psychology unit. She is also a faculty member in the Neuroscience Program of Integrated Life Sciences, and a Fellow of the Owens Institute of Behavioral Research (OBIR). She further serves as the director of UGA’s Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development. With nearly 20 years of international research experience and more than 50 publications, Dr. Abraham is a leading expert in the study of creativity and the human imagination, with interests spanning aesthetics, imagery, intentionality, and altered states from neuroscientific and psychological perspectives. She engages frequently in cross-disciplinary collaborations investigate imagination and creativity.