Violent innovation: Creativity in the domain of terrorism

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Abstract

Terrorism provides a rich yet understudied domain to examine creativity. Because violent ideological organizations must continue to generate covert and novel ways to recruit members, raise finances, and plan attacks, theories of creativity typically applied to more conventional organizations can also apply to terrorist organizations. The present effort reviews the extant literature on malevolent creativity, examining commonalities and differences about studying creativity in the domain of terrorism. Reviewing both lab-based and field-based research on terrorist creativity, we present a call for research to measure creativity in this domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages507-522
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781316274385
ISBN (Print)9781107110182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 28 2017

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Ligon, G. S., Sporer, K., & Derrick, D. C. (2017). Violent innovation: Creativity in the domain of terrorism. In The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains (pp. 507-522). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316274385.028