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Change the Way You Look at Things and the Things You Look at Change

Change the Way You Look at Things and the Things You Look at Change | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it


People tend to think of perception as a passive process. We see, hear, smell, taste or feel stimuli that impinge upon our senses. We think that if we are at all objective, we record what is actually there. Yet perception is demonstrably an active rather than a passive process; it constructs rather than records "reality.” You construct how you choose to see the world.

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Yes, There IS a Creativity Crisis!

Yes, There IS a Creativity Crisis! | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

 

My research interest has focused primarily on Creativity, what it is, and how it is related to society, education, and other aspects of life including intelligence. In 2005, I conducted and published a meta-analysis study synthesizing studies that were published between 1965 and 2005 regarding the relationship between creativity and intelligence. My results show that there is a negligible relationship between the two, meaning that even without high IQ we can still be creative as long as we have the ability to master knowledge and skills in one specific domain.

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The Tyranny of Making Ideas Happen

The Tyranny of Making Ideas Happen | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Beware of stifling a creative organizational culture when executing ideas.

 

A common theme I’ve raised an eyebrow at lately in the “enhancing creativity in organizations scene”(don’t know what else to call it), is summed up by the saying, “Ideas are nothing, execution is everything”. We seem to swing back and forth from one side saying we need to focus on ways to foster fresh novel ideas, to the other side where you hear people saying something along the lines of, “okay, do your creative thing but really let’s get to work.” We need to execute, but we need to be careful we don’t jump the gun. And we need to be careful we don’t stifle a creative culture in the process of executing ideas.

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Creative Legend George Lois on Ideas as the Product of Discovery, Not Creation

Creative Legend George Lois on Ideas as the Product of Discovery, Not Creation | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

If you understand how to think… If you have a background of graphic art, and you are a sports fan, and you’re literate, and you’re interested in politics, and you love opera, and ballet’s not bad either, and if you understand people… and you understand language, and you understand that product, and you understand the competitive products… and you put that all together in about ten minutes — the idea’s there.

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How Hierarchies Kill Creativity

How Hierarchies Kill Creativity | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

One of the foundational principles in organizations is the notion of the hierarchy. Efficient organizations need an efficient chain of command. Well-managed organizations require the supervision of trained managers running their departments and reporting upward to more senior decision makers. While there is raging debate about how deep or wide the structure of an organization should be, few would argue that the hierarchy should be scrapped all together. For all their efficiencies, hierarchies turn out to be remarkably inefficient when organizations are trying to leverage creative ideas and increase their innovation.

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Studie: Räumliches Sehen wird erlernt

Studie: Räumliches Sehen wird erlernt | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it
Das räumliche Sehen ist bei Kindern offenbar nicht von Anfang an im Gehirn angelegt, sondern wird nach der Geburt erlernt. Entdeckt haben das US-Forscher, weil Frühgeborene noch nicht so gut sehen können wie zum normalen Zeitpunkt geborene Babys.
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Creativity: The Secret Behind the Secret

Creativity: The Secret Behind the Secret | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

In 2010, IBM’s Institute for Business Value surveyed over 1,500 chief executives about the most important leadership competency for this new millennium. Creativity was the across-the-board’s winner. No surprise, right. But this begs the eternal question: when scaling up your business, where in the heck does one find good creative talent

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Denken und spinnen – Die Gefahren der Intelligenz

Denken und spinnen – Die Gefahren der Intelligenz | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Menschen begehen ständig Denkfehler. Etwa aus Dummheit? Keinesfalls, resümiert eine neue Studie: Kluge Menschen sind umso häufiger betroffen.

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Janusian Thinking

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Albert Rothenberg, a noted researcher on the creative process, has extensively studied the use of opposites in the creative process. He identified a process he terms “Janusian thinking,” a process named after Janus, a Roman God who has two faces, each looking in the opposite direction. Janusian thinking is the ability to imagine two opposites or contradictory ideas, concepts, or images existing simultaneously. Imagine, if you will, your mother existing as a young baby and old woman simultaneously, or your pet existing and not existing at the same time

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Bewusste Wahrnehmung folgt dem Takt der Hirnströme

Bewusste Wahrnehmung folgt dem Takt der Hirnströme | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Unsere bewusste Wahrnehmung ist einem Film oder einem Computerbildschirm ähnlicher als gedacht: Sie aktualisiert ihre Sinneseindrücke nicht kontinuierlich, sondern in einem bestimmten Takt. Diese Update-Zeitfenster hat ein französisches Forscherteam in einem Experiment nachgewiesen.

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Happy Birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright: 10 Thoughts on Education and Learning | Maria Popova

Happy Birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright: 10 Thoughts on Education and Learning | Maria Popova | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Frank Lloyd Wright, who took his first breath 145 years ago today, is frequently regarded as modern history’s greatest architect, having masterminded the Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater, and a number of other iconic structures. He was also, unbeknownst to many, a formidable graphic artist. More than a legendary creator, however, he was also a deep, broad thinker of crisp conviction and wide-spanning wisdom.

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Despite Less Play, Children’s Use of Imagination Increases over Two Decades

Despite Less Play, Children’s Use of Imagination Increases over Two Decades | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Children today may be busier than ever, but Case Western Reserve University psychologists have found that their imagination hasn’t suffered – in fact, it appears to have increased.

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Five Effortless Postures that Foster Creative Thinking

Five Effortless Postures that Foster Creative Thinking | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

There are lots of metaphors floating around in creativity. We talk about 'thinking outside the box', 'putting two and two together' and 'seeing both sides of the problem'. But are these only metaphors or can we boost our creativity by taking them literally? We know our minds interact in all sorts of interesting ways with our bodies, so what if we enacted these metaphors physically?

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The Creative Power of Doubt

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When the Pew Research Center polled young Americans in April about the strength of their religious beliefs, as the Huffington Post and other media reported recently, 31 percent of respondents (almost one in three) under the age of 30 acknowledged harboring doubts about the existence of God.That's double the number from 2007, when the Center conducted a similar poll. As CNN put it, "more young people are expressing doubts about God now than at any time since Pew started asking the question a decade ago."

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Pride and Creativity

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Unpacking the complex link between pride and creative achievement.

 

When Lisa Williams and David DeSteno told this to their participants, they noticed a significant increase in perseverance on a difficult cognitive task. When they took out the "Great job" part and just told the participants they performed exceptional, they saw no increase in perseverance. They also put people in a generally positive mood by having them look at pleasant pictures, such as a wedding and a tropical landscape. Again, no increase in perseverance. What was it about this particular phrasing that increased motivation? The winning phrasing was effective because it activated one of our most deeply-rooted emotions: pride.

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Unlocking the Mystery of Creativity: Why Great Artists Steal...

Unlocking the Mystery of Creativity: Why Great Artists Steal... | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

The biggest problem, it seems, is that everyone wants to be more creative, but no one is exactly sure how. The funny thing about this is that there’s no secret secret. Artists and writers and scientists have been telling people how to do this for years now and most people haven’t been listening.

Let me offer my favorite example: “Good writers borrow, great writers steal.” Supposedly, Oscar Wilde said this sometime Nineteenth century. Possible it was Pablo Picasso, in the Twentieth century, with the variation: “Great artists borrow, great artists steal.” No one is entirely sure. We do know poet T.S. Eliot wrote “immature poets imitate, great poets steal” in 1920—but, whatever, the point is the same.

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7 Creative Lessons from the U.S. Forest Service

7 Creative Lessons from the U.S. Forest Service | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

The practical advice in this pamphlet was found in a Colorado cabin by Jen Christiansen, art director of information graphics at Scientific American, who tweeted about it. Soon, artist Austin Kleon noticed that many of the suggestions of the Forest Service might also serve as good lessons for creators, so he tracked down the full PDF of the pamphlet at the Oregon State Library.

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How We are Losing our Freedom of Thought and Speech

How We are Losing our Freedom of Thought and Speech | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it
You may have read George Orwell’s classic book, “1984," which focused on the way people can be misled and persuaded by a language where a political force with an agenda subtly alters definitions, censors words and creates new terms. The word “freedom,” for example, was redefined to mean “free from something,” such as grass free from weeds or a dog free from fleas. All this was intended to alienate people from independent thought and self reliance thereby clearing the way for government to control them. That was fiction.

What is not fiction is the way the present day language police have established an elaborate protocol of what is called a beneficent censorship. Politically correct school boards, bias and sensitivity committees now review, abridge, and censor texts which in their opinion are contain potentially offensive words, topics, and imagery. The members of sensitivity and bias committees are people with backgrounds in counseling, diversity training, guidance, bilingual education, and so forth.
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Why Weird Experiences Boost Creativity

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Unusual and unexpected events facilitate flexible thinking.
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On Creativity, Happiness and Moving Your Body in Natural Settings

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What does exercise have to do with creativity and happiness? Where does nature fit in? Research suggests that exercise lifts mood. Harvard psychiatrist John Ratey says, “Working up a sweat could very well be one of the most potent, underused prescriptions we have.” Movement – at least three times per week for thirty minutes triggers mood-enhancing neurotransmitters. Studies have shown that it can compete with antidepressants. Other research has shown that nature (as opposed to concrete) elicits imaginative, fulfilling play in children. Combining nature and movement enhances your chances for creative thoughts and happy moments.

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Thinking Laterally In A Linear World: Why More Education Isn’t Important

Thinking Laterally In A Linear World: Why More Education Isn’t Important | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Malcolm Gladwell brings this research to light in his 2008 book Outliers. In addition, he examines the relationship between Nobel Prize winners and the colleges they graduated from. We tend to think that a Nobel Prize requires a diploma from an elite university, but a degree from elite institution does not matter as much as one might think. Gladwell looked at winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Chemistry and found that they represented a wide range of colleges including Hope, Hunter, Holy Cross and Antioch. He concludes that a good education, not an elite education, is sufficient.

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6 Rules for a Great Story from Barnaby Conrad and Snoopy

6 Rules for a Great Story from Barnaby Conrad and Snoopy | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Barnaby Conrad and Monte Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, asked 30 famous authors and entertainers to each respond to a favorite Snoopy comic strip with a 500-word essay on the triumphs and tribulations of the writing life. The all-star roster includes William F. Buckley, Jr., Julia Child, Ed McBain, and Elizabeth George. Among them is also one by Barnaby Conrad himself, offering the following six tips to writing a great story, in response to this 1997 comic strip....

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The 66-Point Innovation Checklist

The 66-Point Innovation Checklist | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Getting innovative ideas is a vague process. It’s considered as hard to do. That’s exactly why I like to unfuzzy it with a structured innovation approach, called the FORTH innovation method.

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Stupidity Rules for Creative Professionals

Stupidity Rules for Creative Professionals | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

I'm having trouble being stupid. Productively stupid, that is. I have infinite reserves of unproductive stupidity—ignoring my car's oil light, losing my wallet, hiring the wrong person. That's the variety of a presidential candidate forgetting during a national debate which federal agencies he wants to eliminate ("Oops").

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Konzentration: Ablenkung macht kreativ

Konzentration: Ablenkung macht kreativ | Kreativitätsdenken | Scoop.it

Eine Psychologiestudie zeigt: Werden Mitarbeiter häufiger kurz abgelenkt, fördern diese Unterbrechungen ihre Kreativität und ihr Leistungsvermögen.

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