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 […]
This series of posts on “How To Be More Creative” offers articles, books and other resources on developing creative thinking and innovation, and enhancing our creative expression.
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These four P’s of Product, People, Process and environmental Press have been used as frameworks by many creativity researchers and writers. In a helpful overview article, Sandeep Gautam provides explanations of these concepts, and references to various creativity experts. Here are a few excerpts. First, to start with the illustration: “Blind monks examining an elephant”, […]
Passion can be a deep motivator for creative people, but being too concerned with “finding our passion” can be self-limiting. “The presence of talent is not sufficient. Many people have more than one talent, and wonder what to do with them.” Jane Piirto, Ph.D. adds in her book “Talented Children and Adults” that “A useful […]
By Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D. The creative artist’s drive to create often parallels the experience of gestation and birth, regardless of the gender of the artist. From the first “glimmer in the eye” to the conception of a specific work, the artist embarks on a process that continues to develop and grow even in the absence […]