From the Sylvia Plath Effect to Social Justice: Moving Forward With Creativity
James C. Kaufman
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
The author contrasts an early research passion, creativity and mental illness, with his current interest in creativity and social justice. Kaufman’s initial research revolved around the Sylvia Plath Effect, yet was insensitive to broader implications or concerns. As his thinking about creativity has evolved, he is currently more focused on a more positive use for creativity – namely, how creativity can help issues of fairness and equity.