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Topic: Creativity

  Creativity at Work: The interplay of business, art and science
Linda Naiman, founder of Creativity at Work, is known internationally for pioneering the use of arts-based learning to develop creativity, innovation, and collaborative leadership in organizations, through consulting, training and coaching.
Our focus is on creativity, collaborative leadership, and cultivating environments that foster innovation.
Our focus is on developing business creativity, collaborative leadership and innovation through arts-based training, coaching and research-based consulting.
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  The 6 Myths Of Creativity
Creativity depends on a number of things: experience, including knowledge and technical skills; talent; an ability to think in new ways; and the capacity to push through uncreative dry spells.
Creativity requires an incubation period; people need time to soak in a problem and let the ideas bubble up.
And we found that creativity is positively associated with joy and love and negatively associated with anger, fear, and anxiety.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/89/creativity.html   (1544 words)

  Creativity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Creativity (or creativeness) is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts.
Creativity is a central and powerful mode of human activity and thought.
A psychodynamic approach to understanding creativity was proposed by Sigmund Freud, who suggested that creativity arises as a result of frustrated desires for fame, fortune, and love, with the energy that was previously tied up in frustration and emotional tension in the neurosis being sublimated into creative activity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Creativity   (4372 words)

 Ideas by Creativity Pool
The Creativity Pool is the home of future innovation and tomorrow's most (in)famous inventions.
The main menu contains an introduction to the Creativity Pool concept, the site rules, a submission form for contributions, an entire post office, an arena for discussions as well as a directory of assorted external links.
The Creativity Pool is also available in a "no Java" version: turn waves off if they make you sea-sick or your machine is low on resources (or you simply don't have Java VM installed).
www.creativitypool.com   (241 words)

 Psychology Today: Capturing creativity
Creativity has no precise location in the human brain, and people who promise to reactivate your "neural creativity zones" are just yanking your chain.
The main thing that distinguishes "creative" people from the rest of us is that the creative ones have learned ways to pay attention to and then to preserve some of the new ideas that occur to them.
To boost your creative output, capture your new ideas as they occur, challenge yourself in order to get ideas competing, broaden your training so that many new repertoires of behavior will be available to compete, and surround yourself as much as possible with diverse and ever-changing stimuli.
www.psychologytoday.com /articles/pto-19960701-000034.html   (3243 words)

These wide-ranging creative faculties have been, and continue to be, critical to mankind's ability to adopt to changing situations, environments, and systems....Extensive studies of creative thinking have firmly established that individuals exhibiting higher than average scores in creative thinking also exhibit higher than average scores in areas of mental/emotional health.
Creativity can be introduced at any point in the circle, but it is critical to continue around the circle to determine if a decision at one stage will require a re-evaluation of a decision that was skipped.
Creativity can transform a dream or wish into a new form of retailing, a fast-food concept, a new form of government, an airplane, a light bulb, a new way to grow rice to reduce hunger, or it may be a dream by an individual to lead a fuller life.
www.unc.edu /~gdhughes/ARTICLES.HTM   (5661 words)

 defining creativity
Creativity can also be defined at many distinct levels -- cognitively, intellectually, socially, economically, spiritually, and from the finite perspective of different disciplines -- business, science, music, art, dance, theater, etc..
Specifically in creative problem solving, or in any complex problem solving activity for that matter, one needs to be able to weave in and out of divergent and convergent thought patterns in arriving at an appropriate conclusion specific for a given situation.
According to Sternberg and Williams (more on Sternberg) creative work consists of the application and melding of three types of thinking, all of which they contend can be learned or enhanced.
www.uwsp.edu /education/lwilson/creativ/define.htm   (1125 words)

 ArtLex on Creativity
remembering and forgetting are crucial to the creative process, as are also acts of destruction.
Creativity is the act of grasping and nurturing inspiration.
"The Conditions for Creativity: 1, the ability to be puzzled; 2, the ability to concentrate; 3, the ability to accept conflict and tension; 4, the willingness to be born every day (courage and faith); 5, to feel a sense of self."
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/c/creativity.html   (691 words)

 Teaching Creativity
Creativity is facilitated by the observational skill and the continual need to find ways to express what is being observed.
It is very creative to ask students to define a set of principles that can be used to assess their own work.
Along with the propensity to be creative, these teachers may be less predictable, and maybe in some cases be less amenable to school policies.
www.goshen.edu /~marvinpb/arted/tc.html   (9638 words)

 HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE: The Art, Science, and Practice of Creativty
'Creativity is the juxtaposition of ideas which were previously thought to be unrelated.' It is your ability to combine ideas in a unique way or to make useful associations among ideas.
Although creative people come from varied backgrounds, they all seem to have one thing in common – they love what they are doing.
Most people report that the flow of ideas, their quality, creativity, and practicality were greatly increased when they were forced to think within the second, narrower framework.
www.1000ventures.com /business_guide/crosscuttings/creativity_main.html   (1188 words)

 CuL Creativity Home Page
Creative Rewards - make sure your staff feel really rewarded for their creativity by giving them something more than a few extra pounds or dollars in their pocket.
Creativity versus Profit - according to Mark Adams, it's possible to pull together the creative aspect of advertising and the bean counters - but it's not easy.
Creativity Unleashed can provide you with a wide range of creativity facilitation and training, from a 90 minute introduction to a three day course and more.
www.cul.co.uk /creative/index.htm   (1679 words)

 Art Books on Creativity & Motivation
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention.
Creativity as the central source of meaning in life.
Creativity is a healthy normal state that sometimes co-exists with dysfunctional traints in individuals.
www.nitaleland.com /books/creativitybooks.htm   (1368 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Psychology: Creativity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Creative Juices Arts - Workshops and retreats that support and encourage creativity as a method for spiritual exploration, emotional healing, and as a tool for developing intuition and joyful self expression.
Creative Living and Therapy - Creativity therapy explored in philosophical and practical papers to resolve the artificial dichotomy of the metaphoric/symbolic and literal practical day to day living.
Creativity Incorporated - A Philadelphia based organization that is noted for training business leaders in creative problem solving, whole brain technology, and creativity team techniques.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Psychology/Creativity   (2049 words)

 Creativity Factsheet
Perhaps creativity is, as Daniel Boorstin (1992) suggests, "the most illusive, complex, and mysterious of all human processes." In all, we can conclude that creativity is a complex concept influenced by many factors including motivation, personality, circumstance, and thinking skills (Meador, 1997).
Research has shown that the cultivation of creativity is a key component of programs and strategies to produce positive outcomes for youth.
Creative thinking allows both young people and adults to “avoid boredom, resolve personal conflict, cope with increasing consumer choice, accept complexity and ambiguity, make independent judgments, use leisure time constructively, and adjust to the rapid development of new knowledge” (Strom, 2000, p.
cals-cf.calsnet.arizona.edu /fcs/content.cfm?content=creativity   (960 words)

 Amazon.com: Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Books
He deals with what makes them and others like them "creative"?which he defines as "a process by which a symbolic domain in the culture is changed"?and how the conduct of their professional and personal lives illustrates these traits.
This book is about creativity, based on histories of contempo rar people who know about it firsthand.
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
www.amazon.com /Creativity-Flow-Psychology-Discovery-Invention/dp/0060928204   (856 words)

 creativity index
The most powerful way to develop creativity in your students is to be a role model.
Developing creativity, at any level, is a series of personal evolutionary steps, trial and error procedures, and again, a process of sorting out messes.
Thus, finding one's creative sense, or spirit, is rather like a journey into the unknown -- there are many wonderful guide books, compasses, and willing gurus, but the ultimate destination is always elusive, enigmatic, often one of changing panoramas and uncharted destinations.
www.uwsp.edu /Education/lwilson/CREATIV/index.htm   (447 words)

 TIP: Concepts
Taylor and Williams (1966) provides a survey of the relationship between creativity and instruction.
While there are many views about the nature of creativity (see Sternberg, 1988; Finke, Ward and Smith, 1992), there is some agreement that the creative process involves the application of past experiences or ideas in novel ways.
(1987) have argued that creativity in the context of scientific discovery is a form of problem-solving.
tip.psychology.org /create.html   (322 words)

Creativity is sometimes taken to be an inexplicable aspect of human activity.
I believe the key to building more creative programs is to give them the ability to reflect on and modify their own frameworks and criteria.
In the CBR model of creativity, creativity comes from retrieving knowledge that is not routinely applied to a situation, and using it in a new way.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/create.html   (1723 words)

 Creativity-Portal.com - Creativity Play Humor Creative Thinking Coaching Projects Art Writing Crafts
Sometimes it takes a great deal of courage to allow yourself to dive into that state of creative immersion — that state of being merged with the art form — because the whole process is very unknown and uncertain.
Not only is she the founder of Original Impulse, Inc., but she's also an artist, writer, tour-guide, and creativity coach who travels around the globe with groups of creative adventure seekers.
Cynthia is an artist, writer, tour-guide, and creativity coach who travels around the globe with groups of creative adventure seekers.
www.creativity-portal.com   (890 words)

 Fostering Academic Creativity in Gifted Students
Creative thinking and learning involve such abilities as evaluation (especially the ability to sense problems, inconsistencies, and missing elements); divergent production (e.g., fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration); and redefinition.
Creative learning is a natural, healthy human process that occurs when people become curious and excited.
This is a subtle pressure on a child to conform; yet the essence of creativity is freedom to conform or not to conform.
www.kidsource.com /kidsource/content/academic_creativity.html   (1292 words)

 Category:Creativity Techniques - Mycoted
Like most tools these creativity techniques all have their good and bad points.
I like to think of these creativity techniques as tools in a toolbox in much the same way as my toolbox at home for DIY.
It has a saw, spanner, hammer, knife and all sorts of other things in it, they are all very useful, but you have to pick the right tool (creativity technique) for each job.
www.mycoted.com /Category:Creativity_Techniques   (237 words)

 Be Creative! Articles - Motivation, Inspiration & Creativity Coaching
Creativity is about more than one right answer.
is a collection of inspiring and motivating articles about creativity, the creative process, psychological aspects of creativity, and self-care issues written by artists, professional authors, creativity coaches, and other creativity enthusiasts.
The creative process is a path of discovery.
www.creativity-portal.com /bc   (510 words)

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