Category Archives: Creativity

Creativity requires the courage

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Erich Fromm Advertisements

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Walking and creativity

When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “Many people anecdotally claim they do their best thinking when walking,” said … Continue reading

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Healing with art

Gripping a cane to stabilize his stride, Bradley Books walked past the Firehouse Arts Center in Longmont, promising himself that one day his paintings and drawings would hang on the white walls. Now four years later, the 37-year-old is inside … Continue reading

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Problem solving

Characteristics that typically distinguish insight from “noninsight” solutions, people feel stuck before insight strikes; they can’t explain how they solved the problem and might say they were not even thinking about it; the solution appears suddenly and is immediately seen … Continue reading

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Your brain’s creativity

 

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open to new

Our lives can be filled with creative moments, whatever we do, as long as we’re flexible and open to new possibilities—willing to push beyond routine. The everyday expression of creativity often takes the form of trying out a new approach … Continue reading

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Different Cultures Enhances Creativity

Creativity can be enhanced by experiencing cultures different from one’s own, according to a study in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (published by SAGE). Three studies looked at students who had lived abroad and those who hadn’t, testing them on … Continue reading

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