News tagged with creativity
It's no secret that stress increases your susceptibility to health problems, and it also impacts your ability to solve problems and be creative. But methods to prevent associated risks and effects have been less clear – ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Intense focus can help creative people achieve success, but it may undermine their capacity for flexible thinking, new research suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Fame and achievement in performance-related careers may be earned at the cost of a shorter life, according to a study published online today in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine.
Health Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Some people are more creative than others and are literally bubbling with ideas, while others rarely or never show signs of creativity. What should we look for when searching for creative people?
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A series of studies demonstrate improved detection of the second most common form of dementia, providing diagnostic specificity that clears the way for refined clinical trials testing targeted treatments. The new research ...
Neuroscience Mar 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers long have evaluated the roles parents play in children's development. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that mothers' directiveness, the extent to which they try to control the content ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Most of us think of being bored at work as a negative experience, but a new study suggests it can have positive results including an increase in creativity because it gives us time to daydream.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 10, 2013 | 1.5 / 5 (2) | 0
New research suggests that racial stereotypes and creativity have more in common than we might think.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 07, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices, according to a study by psychologists from the University ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 12, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (6) | 4 |
Teens who participate in after-school arts activities such as music, drama and painting are more likely to report feeling depressed or sad than students who are not involved in these programs, according to new research published ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 20, 2012 | 2.6 / 5 (5) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Social misfits, rejoice. You might be more like Steve Jobs, Lady Gaga and Albert Einstein than you realize, if rejection boosts your creativity, reports a new Cornell study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 18, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 1 |
People who like to nap say it helps them focus their minds post a little shut eye. Now, a study from Georgetown University Medical Center may have found evidence to support that notion.
Neuroscience Oct 17, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 2 |
It's not just in movies where nerds get their revenge. A study by a Johns Hopkins University business professor finds that social rejection can inspire imaginative thinking, particularly in individuals with a strong sense ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 21, 2012 | 3.9 / 5 (9) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Does some fine madness yield great artists, writers and scientists? The evidence is growing for a significant link between bipolar disorder and creative temperament and achievement.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 21, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 1
Bilingual children outperform children who speak only one language in problem-solving skills and creative thinking, according to research led at the University of Strathclyde.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art, a novel, a joke, etc.) that has some kind of value. What counts as "new" may be in reference to the individual creator, or to the society or domain within which the novelty occurs. What counts as "valuable" is similarly defined in a variety of ways.
Scholarly interest in creativity ranges widely: Topics to which it is relevant include the relationship between creativity and general intelligence; the mental and neurological processes associated with creative activity; the relationship between personality type and creative ability; the relationship between creativity and mental health; the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology; and the application of an individual's existing creative resources to improve the effectiveness of learning processes and of the teaching processes tailored to them.
Creativity and creative acts are therefore studied across several disciplines - psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies, and economics. As a result, there are a multitude of definitions and approaches.
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