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Summary

Interdisciplinary research shows that our lineage survived while all other human species went extinct because our ancestors used their creative capacity to reshape the threats and opportunities of their environments, in turn reshaping themselves.

As our world and working environments become increasingly dynamic, uncertain, and knowledge based, organizations and social challenges depend on creative ideas and creative resilience from employees, young people and entrepreneurs.

A growing body of empirical work suggests that giving to others and perceiving
that we, as humans, have positive impact through our work is beneficial for own resilience, well-being and creative nature.

By adopting a more systemic approach focus on the rewarding/motivational effect of perceived social impact, MUSES aims at capturing patterns of proactive & creatively resilient behavior of different samples where rewards are not absolutely institutionalized and thus of lower importance whereas motivation is the key & dominant element.

Thus, MUSES aims at researching the relationship between prosocial & autonomous motivation (perceived social impact & affective commitment to the welfare of the beneficiaries), and resilience creativity in different contexts (employees, students, doctors, artists & volunteers). Our research aims at offering insights and important practical implications on how contextual factors can boost autonomous and prosocial motivation and thus lead to a more creatively reliant workforce/organization