News tagged with creativity
(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 |
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 |
(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) -- Theres new evidence that our minds thrive away from it all.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Measuring what are known as 'executive functions', which reflect the cognitive ability to deal with sudden problems, may make it possible to predict how good an elite football player will become in the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists search for source of creativity: Calling it a 'right brain' phenomenon is too simple, researchers say
It takes two to tango. Two hemispheres of your brain, that is.
Neuroscience Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Research designed to understand the effect of text messaging on language found that texting has a negative impact on people's linguistic ability to interpret and accept words.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2012 | 2.7 / 5 (11) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- The next time you're in need of creative inspiration, try thinking outside the boxor cubicle.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 31, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Want to think outside the box? Try actually thinking outside of a box. In a study to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 19, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Pop psychology assertions about left-brain/right-brain differences are pretty much tosh. Our personalities are not dominated by a battle between the creative skills residing in one half ...
Neuroscience Dec 21, 2011 | 3.8 / 5 (6) | 6 |
CEOs, teachers, and leaders claim they want creative ideas to solve problems. But creative ideas are rejected all the time. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 18, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (9) | 12 |
The human brain may simulate physical sensations to prompt introspection, capitalizing on moments of high emotion to promote moral behavior, according to a USC researcher.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 07, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (8) | 1 |
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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