About

Ruth Richards, educational psychologist and Board Certified psychiatrist, is professor at Saybrook University in Creativity Studies, and Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health. She has studied creativity in educational, clinical, social action, and spiritual contexts, as well as issues in aesthetics and awareness, consciousness studies, and chaos and complexity theories. Dr. Richards has authored numerous papers and chapters and a monograph, and has edited/co-edited two books: Eminent Creativity, Everyday Creativity, and Health (with Mark Runco) and Everyday Creativity and New Views of Human Nature, as well as writing Everyday Creativity: Coping and Thriving in the 21st Century. She is currently coediting, Nonlinear Psychology: Keys to Chaos and Creativity in Mind and  Life (David Schuldberg,  Editor in Chief, with Shan Guisinger). She was also principal investigator and author (with Dennis Kinney and others) for The Lifetime Creativity Scales. Dr. Richards is on editorial boards, for The Creativity Research Journal, and The Journal of Humanistic Psychology. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and, in 2009, Dr. Richards won the Rudolf Arnheim Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Psychology and the Arts from Division 10 of the APA. A concern of hers is whether everyday creative process can bring each of us, as a creative person, to greater health and purpose, offering new ways to be present with ourselves, each other, our larger world, and life’s possibilities.