Todd Lubart

Université Paris Descartes, France

Laboratoire Adaptations Travail-Individu (LATI)

Todd Lubart is Professor of Psychology at the Université Paris Descartes, and former Member of the Institut Universiatire de France.

He received his PhD from Yale University and was an invited professor at the Paris School of Management (ESCP).

His research focuses on creativity, its identification and development within the multivariate, investment approach, creative potential and creative giftedness, the creative process and the effect of context on creative work.

He is Director of the scientific laboratory “LATI” (Laboratoire Adaptations Travail-Individu); Todd Lubart has been in charge of several research grants on creativity (such as a study of creative giftedness) and has organized international scientific congresses on creativity.

He is author or co-author of approximately 100 scientific reports (journal papers, book chapters) on creativity, including Defying the crowd : Cultivating creativity in a culture of conformity (NY: Free Press, 1995), Psychologie de la créativité (The psychology of creativity, Paris: Colin, 2003),Enfants Exceptionnels, Rosny: Bréal) (Exceptional Children). Finally, Todd Lubart, with Maud Besançon, and Baptiste Barbot is author of EPoC (Paris:Hogrefe), a new measure of creative potential in children.

Short CV

Academic qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Brandeis University, 1987

Master of Science, Psychology, Yale University, 1990; Master of Philosophy, 1991

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Psychology, Yale University,, 1994

Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Psychology, University of Paris V-La Sorbonne, 2000

Previous academic positions:

1994-1995 : Post-doctoral researcher, University of Paris 5, developmental and differential psychology.

1994-1995 : Research Scholar, Paris School of Management (ESCP)

1995-2002 Assistant Professor (Maître de conférences) at Université Paris Descartes-

Current academic position:

2002-  present, Professor of psychology, Université Paris Descartes (in charge of the differential psychology teaching group, former president of the pedagogical commission (2002-2004), former coordinator of international exchanges, member of the Institute of Psychology “conseil de gestion” (business and academic decision making council),

2010 –  present  Director of the LATI research unit in differential, ergonomic and applied psychology (Laboratoire Adaptations Travail- Individu) EA4469

Research topics:

Creativity, development in children and adults, measures of creative potential, cultural influences, environment for creative work

Publication record Five representative publications in recent five years

Botella, M., Zeansni, F., Lubart, T. (2011). A Dynamic and Ecological Approach to the Artistic Creative Process of Arts Students: An Empirical Contribution. Empirical Studies of the Arts. 29(1), 17-38.

Burkhardt, J-M.,  Lubart, T. (2010). Creativity in the age of emerging technology. Creativity and Innovation Management, 19, 160-166.

Caroff, X., Lubart, T. I. (2012). Multidimensional approach to detecting creative potential in managers. Creativity Research Journal, 24, 13-20.

Lubart, T., Besançon, M., & Barbot, B. (2011). EPoC: Evaluation du Pötentiel Créatif. Paris : Hogrefe.

Lubart, T. I., Pacteau, C., Jaquet, A.-Y., Caroff, X. (2010). Children’s creative potential: An empirical study of measurement issues. Learning and Individual Differences, 20, 388-392.

Section B – Five representative publications beyond the recent five-year period

Lubart, T., Mouchiroud, C., Tordjman, S. & Zenasni, F. (2003). Psychologie de la créativité. Paris : Armand Colin.  (Psychology of creativity: French, Chinese , Russian, Brazilian versions)

Lubart, T. I., & Sternberg, R. J. (1998). Creativity across time and place : Lifespan and cross-cultural perspectives. High Ability Studies, 9(1), 59-74.

Getz, I., & Lubart, T. I. (2000). An emotional-experiential perspective on creative symbolic-metaphorical processes. Consciousness and Emotion, 1(2), 89-118.

Lubart, T. I. (2000-2001). Models of the creative process :Past, present and future. Creativity Research Journal, 13(3-4), 295-308.

Sternberg, R. J., & Lubart, T. I. (1995). Defying the crowd: Cultivating creativity in a culture of conformity. New York: Free Press.

Other information: Examples of Grants and Contracts

Foundation of France , Gifted children : Identification, intra-individual variability, creative development. Responsible: T. Lubart,   including 2 doctoral fellowships, 2003-2007

ANR (National Research Agency -France) – CREAPRO : Study of the creative process in art, science, literature and music, Responsible: T. Lubart,  2008-2012.

ANR (National Research Agency -France) – CREATIVENESS : Study of the environmental impact in virtual multiuser worlds on creative work, Responsible: T. Lubart,  2013-2016.

Member of the Editorial Board :

Creativity and Innovation Management, from 2004Année Psychologique, from 2005; Learning and Individual Differences, from 2006; Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, from 2007 ; Gifted and talented International, from 2009