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Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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Identity and Being Creative

Identity and Being Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How does identity impact our lives and creative expression? Don't most of us who are unusually sensitive, intelligent or creative, feel like an outsider?


"I have weird tattoos and weird hair — I'm a weird person. And I don't think I've lost that yet." Musician Ed Sheeran 

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Don’t You Have To Be “Gifted and Talented” To Be Creative? Part 2 - The Creative Mind

Don’t You Have To Be “Gifted and Talented” To Be Creative? Part 2 - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be talented or gifted and how do identity and intelligence relate to being creative?

 

What if your novel remains unpublished, no gallery wants to show your painting, no one seems to want to fund or promote your idea for an app?

What if you never get an Oscar?

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Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement

Presence, Not Praise: How To Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Achievement | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Why instilling admiration for hard work rather than raw talent is the key to fostering a well-adjusted mind."

 

Stephen Grosz writes: "Nowadays, we lavish praise on our children. Praise, self-confidence and academic performance, it is commonly believed, rise and fall together. But current research suggests otherwise — over the past decade, a number of studies on self-esteem have come to the conclusion that praising a child as ‘clever’ may not help her at school.

 

"In fact, it might cause her to under-perform. Often a child will react to praise by quitting — why make a new drawing if you have already made ‘the best’? Or a child may simply repeat the same work — why draw something new, or in a new way, if the old way always gets applause?"

His book: The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz. http://shrd.by/emTSPf

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Don’t We Need Confidence To Be More Creative?
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2013/09/dont-we-need-confidence-to-be-more-creative/
Carol Dweck on the growth mindset
http://talentdevelop.com/176/carol-dweck-on-the-growth-mindset/

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