Violent innovation: Creativity in the domain of terrorism

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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
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StatePublished - 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

Violent innovation : Creativity in the domain of terrorism. / Ligon, Gina Scott; Sporer, Karyn; Derrick, Douglas C.

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains. Cambridge University Press, 2017. p. 507-522.

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Ligon, GS, Sporer, K & Derrick, DC 2017, Violent innovation: Creativity in the domain of terrorism. in The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains. Cambridge University Press, pp. 507-522. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316274385.028
Ligon GS, Sporer K, Derrick DC. Violent innovation: Creativity in the domain of terrorism. In The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains. Cambridge University Press. 2017. p. 507-522 https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316274385.028
Ligon, Gina Scott ; Sporer, Karyn ; Derrick, Douglas C. / Violent innovation : Creativity in the domain of terrorism. The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity across Domains. Cambridge University Press, 2017. pp. 507-522
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