Vlad Glavenau

Member of Advisory Committee, GIoCT

Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology, Dublin City Universty

Adjunct Professor, Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology, University of Bergen


Vlad Glăveanu, PhD, is Full Professor of psychology in the School of Psychology, Dublin City University, and Professor II at the Centre for the Science of Learning and Technology, University of Bergen. He is the founder and president of the Possibility Studies Network (PSN).

His work focuses on creativity, imagination, culture, collaboration, wonder, possibility, and societal challenges. He edited the Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture (2016) and the Oxford Creativity Reader (2018), co-edited the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity Across Domains (2017) and the Oxford Handbook of Imagination and Culture (2017), authored The Possible: A Sociocultural Theory (Oxford University Press, 2020)

His research interests include creativity, innovation, imagination, curiosity, wonder, awe, agency, serendipity, utopias and dystopias, anticipation, futures studies, counterfactuals, culture, collaboration, perspective-taking, technology, social media, creative learning, education, and possibility studies.

Learn more about Vlad here.


Vlad P. Glăveanu (2022) ‘Societies of the Possible’

Vlad Glaveanu;Giovanni Corazza;Ingunn Ness (2023) ‘Dialogical provocations: A creative trialogue’ In: Creative Provocations: Speculations on the Future of Creativity, Technology & Learning. Cham : Springer.

Vlad Glaveanu (2022) ‘Sociocultural approaches to creativity’ In: Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research, and Practice. London : Routledge.

2022Soila Lemmetty;Kaija Collin;Vlad Glaveanu;Susanna Paloniemi (2022) ‘Capturing actions of communities: Towards virtual ethnography and digital tools in researching organisations and workplace learning’ In: Methods for Researching Professional Learning and Development. Cham : Spinger.

lad Glaveanu (2022) ‘Ignorance and (im)possibility’ In: Embodied, extended, ignorant minds: New studies on the nature of not-knowing. Cham : Springer.

Vlad Glaveanu (2022) ‘Not knowing’ In: Uncertainty: A Catalyst for Creativity, Learning and Development. Cham : Springer.

]Vlad Glaveanu (2022) ‘Creativity and culture: Four (mis)understandings’ In: Homo Creativus. Cham : Springer.

Ronald Beghetto;Vlad Glaveanu (2022) ‘The beautiful risk of moving toward pedagogies of the possible’ In: The Palgrave Handbook of Transformational Giftedness for Education. London : Palgrave.

Vlad Glaveanu (2022) ‘Creativity can change the world, and change it for the better’ In: Creativity, emotions, and the arts: Research, application and impact. Santander, Spain : Fondacion Botin.

Vlad Glaveanu (2022) ‘What’ In: The Art of Serendipity. Cham : Springer.