Shelley Carson earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University, where she continues to teach and conduct research on creativity, psychopathology, and resilience.
Topics in our audio interview related to the creative mind include the seven brain activation patterns she discusses in her book; the relation of creativity with ADHD; flexibility in thought, and mood states like anxiety and fear.
Responding to a question of mine about highly sensitive people, she says that usually she emphasizes the value of taking in more ideas and information to fuel creativity – but people who are already taking in too much information may need to cut down on their input, to “allow them to move forward in the creative process.”
Her site: ShelleyCarson.com
Facebook page: Creativity in Action