C(RE)AID: Relations in Creative and Abductive Interdisciplinarity. A study of relational processes for managing complexity

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    The study of creativity, which is at the core of C(RE)AID, has long been a domain of investigation in Psychology. This project also strongly builds on a variety of other areas of research in Psychology (e.g. optimal psychological functioning; teams; cognition). C(RE)AID expands these domains to the context of Interdisciplinarity investigating it from a relational, social and cultural perspective. The project crosses borders with Philosophy, where Abduction has mostly been studied. It approaches abduction as a core cognitive process underlying scientific discovery and a special for of creativity, investigating it with a pragmatic focus on the identification of processes to be targeted by interventions. C(RE)AID builts on relational research in Psychology and on methodologies well established in psychotherapy and family therapy research and, to some extent, in the cognitive sciences, to open a new domain of a Psychology of Interdisciplinary Relations.
    Held atUniversity of Coimbra, Portugal
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • Complexity
    • Process Philosophy
    • Interdisciplinary