“Einstein is a classic example of a highly creative and highly gifted individual that did not do well in traditional school environments.” That is a quote in a research paper by Kyung Hee Kim, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, who thinks “the cause of the underachievement of many gifted and talented students may be their creativity, which tends to clash with traditional school environments.”
Photographer Anne Geddes writes in her autobiography “Labor of Love” about her childhood on a cattle farm in Australia, with an “emotionally remote mother and a father who regularly demeaned his children.” She “grew up with no sense of self-worth,” according to the interview article “Anne Geddes’ newest baby is a ‘Labor of Love’” by […]
There are many ideas in the Creative Mind posts – not to mention all over the Internet – for how to develop creativity.
It can be helpful to make use of some of the most basic concepts.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leon…
“Composing gives me great pleasure… there is nothing that surpasses the joy of creation, if only because through it one wins hours of self-forgetfulness, when one lives in a world of sound.”
Pianist and composer Clara Schumann (1819-1…
A number of stimulating, even provocative, books in psychology can provide insights into developing creative thinking.
Here are a few examples.
In her NY Times article The Power of Concentration, Maria Konnikova reports on a University of Washington s…