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How Movies Teach Manhood

How Movies Teach Manhood | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
We need movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain.
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What leads creative people to create? inspiration? perspiration? threat of having to work a "real job"?
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Making room to create - muz4now

Making room to create - muz4now | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
"Making room for the new": creating something fresh sometimes means emptying out some of the old to make way for the new. A construction project metaphor.
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We Are Verbs: Human Existence as Perpetual Becoming

We Are Verbs: Human Existence as Perpetual Becoming | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
'You and I are processes of becoming, and choosing to see ourselves in this way can have radical effects on our understanding of contentment, transformation, the past, and the future.' - Jordan Bates
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How Do You Create When Life is Crazy? | Kate Arms-Roberts

How Do You Create When Life is Crazy? | Kate Arms-Roberts | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
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Scientists identify body language tied to creativity, learning

Scientists identify body language tied to creativity, learning | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
The ability to quickly scan another person's body language or expression to get a quick read on what they're thinking or feeling is a handy trick that most humans possess. Show up late for dinner, and all it takes is a glance of your mother's body language to know that you're in trouble.
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40 Creative Examples of Street Art For Your Inspiration

40 Creative Examples of Street Art For Your Inspiration | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
We all are arts fan. When it comes to street art there is no limit on imagination. Street art is evolving into new areas of creativity every day. In this-post we present an amazing collection of street artworks related to nature.
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» What Kind of Creative Person Are You? - The Creative Mind

» What Kind of Creative Person Are You? - The Creative Mind | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
There are many kinds of creative people: playwrights, novelists, dancers, botanists, economists, chemists, physicians, psychologists and many others.
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Everything starts from knowing what you want to do in life and who you want to be in life. Find out what kind of creative person you are.

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

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Pixar’s Creative Process Will Help You Produce More Innovative Content

Pixar’s Creative Process Will Help You Produce More Innovative Content | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Using Pixar's creative process, you can produce more innovative content marketing without falling into the trap of "me too" content.
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Breaking Boundaries: An Arabesque on Art, Creativity and Scholarship-Kip Jones and Patricia Leavy

Breaking Boundaries: An Arabesque on Art, Creativity and Scholarship-Kip Jones and Patricia Leavy | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Kip Jones and Patricia Leavy engage two interflowing lines of thought to produce an impression of their individual ways of working with tools from the arts to create scholarship.
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Here’s the “Secret” Ingredient of Creative Leaders

Here’s the “Secret” Ingredient of Creative Leaders | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
There is a secret ingredient that spices up your teams creativity. It's so simple, you probably won't believe it. (but it's true)
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4 lessons in creativity

4 lessons in creativity | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living -- and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss.

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Questions about the Creative Mind

Questions about the Creative Mind | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
What does creativity mean? If you were to ask 10 people to define creativity, you are likely to get 10 unique and different perspectives. There are a number of creativity theorists who have made a career trying to define and study creativity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at the Quality of Life Research Center, suggested that exceptionally creative people are described as individuals who work hard for long periods of time with a clearly set intention in a domain in which they have a deep interest. Keith Sawyer, author of Group Genius, agrees that creativity consists of a lot of hard work but added that creativity is enhanced by consistently engaging in practices that develop good ideas. Eva Hoff, Lund University, positions creativity as the combination of two or more elements of reality in a new way with the intention to do something original. Thomas R. Fisher, Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, relates creativity to the thought process; however, Mark Runco, Professor at UGA, links creativity to bringing something new into existence, such as an invention, design, or work of art. Some theorists characterize creativity as a state of mature emotional intelligence, mental flexibility, and field independence (not relying on information provided by others).

When defining creativity, should it be characterized as personal creativity in order to consider individual differences? Does a child’s style preference (selfish vs. altruistic), attitude, level of curiosity, imagination, emotional maturity, stress tolerance, and self-efficacy impact creativity? Do birth order, extracurricular activities, cultural background, peer pressure, socioeconomic status, parental style (rigid vs. relaxed), and school culture influence creativity? How do all these individual differences work together in group creativity? Christophe Mouchiroud and Frank Zenasni, René Descartes University, have studied the individual differences in the development of social creativity, and determined that novel thinking can lead to behaviors which have a benefit to efficiently solving problems occurring in groups.

What role does imagination play in creativity? Are child paracosms (pretend play and imaginary worlds) a precursor to adult creativity? Eva Hoff stated that pretend play is a “necessary” part of the creative process in both adults and children. Marjorie Taylor, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, studied the perspectives of a variety of theorists and found conceptual agreement that “imagination is a multifaceted capacity that emerges early in life, develops substantially during the preschool years, and continues to be fundamental to human thought throughout life.” Jerome and Dorothy Singer, Yale University, highlighted that “our human capacity for mental imagery representations, reenactments, and anticipatory constructions, which are all elaborations of our direct sensory experiences, may well be a defining characteristic of our species.” Another benefit of imagination is future thinking: the ability to contemplate the future, including theory of mind and inhibitory control.

As you can see from above, imagination and creativity are necessary for child development and success. I believe that imagination is the foundation for a creative mind. Programs, like Destination Imagination, enhance creative behavior and enable students to be flexible and adaptive in their thinking. Destination Imagination is unique in that it strives to teach the creative process from imagination to innovation. What do you think when you “imagine” a creative mind?

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Music Changes the Way You Think

Music Changes the Way You Think | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Different music encourages different frames of mind
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Use Play To Reduce Stress And Boost Creativity

Use Play To Reduce Stress And Boost Creativity | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Google's playful environment may not be ideal for every workplace, but small changes can make a difference. Fun outside work also boosts creativity.
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7 Ways To Inspire Your Curiosity

7 Ways To Inspire Your Curiosity | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Insights all of us can use to improve our curiosity and wonder.
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7 Signs You Have a Creative Brain

7 Signs You Have a Creative Brain | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
What is it that sets a creative thinker apart from the everyday individual? My obsession with that question led me to drive across the United States so I could interview artists about their creativ...
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10 Critical Assumptions That Can Devastate Your Artistic Goals

10 Critical Assumptions That Can Devastate Your Artistic Goals | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it

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Talent vs. Practice: Why Are We Still Debating This?

Talent vs. Practice: Why Are We Still Debating This? | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
The development of high achievement involves a complex interaction of many personal and environmental variables that feed off each other in non-linear, mutually reinforcing, and nuanced ways.
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Creativity and Improv

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From Terry Holliday Giltner's "My Creativity Blog".

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In The Information Age, You Can’t Google Good Ideas

In The Information Age, You Can’t Google Good Ideas | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Passive accumulation of information does not flex our creative muscles, and potentially causes them to atrophy.
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Soothing The Soul – The Dance Photography Of Conflict Photographer Sebastian Rich » 4dancers

Soothing The Soul – The Dance Photography Of Conflict Photographer Sebastian Rich » 4dancers | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
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8 Steps to Owning Your Creativity | ArtistThink

8 Steps to Owning Your Creativity | ArtistThink | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Today’s post is about all of the rules I believe are important to creative practice. I suggest you speak the parts in bold out loud or read them every day to
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Powerful Ways to Overcome Creative Block

Powerful Ways to Overcome Creative Block | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Whether we’re designing, writing or brainstorming the next big idea, we've all experienced creative block. Here's how you can overcome it.

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Writing and the Creative Life: The Magic of Ambient Noise

Writing and the Creative Life: The Magic of Ambient Noise | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
Finding the right sonic mix can boost your creativity. What's yours?
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Writing in Your Underwear and Creative Expression

Writing in Your Underwear and Creative Expression | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
A large sampling of the most eminent creators in history had to develop their own, unique processes to support creative production. How might we grant this latitude to those creative minds who haven't yet developed into producers - children - to undergird their growth in creative expression?
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How Storytelling Can Serve Science

How Storytelling Can Serve Science | creative process or what inspires creativity? | Scoop.it
A conversation with Thomas Lin, editor of Quanta Magazine, on how storytelling can serve science
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