What is it about Sufism, a mystical tradition in Islam, that helped Sufis to be creative and what can they offer to facilitate our creativity? Read More
A man who spoke little, but was motivated by the desire to produce works of mathematical beauty in physics. Read More
Disorderly environment stimulates creativity, but orderly environment stimulates conventionality. Read More
Receiving my DNA analysis on my ancestral migration patterns was an eye opener, making my erstwhile readymade answer “I am from India” not right anymore. Read More
Are there more mentally ill people in creative occupations than in the general population? How are first, second, and third degree relatives of mentally ill individuals represented in creative occupations? Read More
Nobel laureate S. Chandraskekhar took no short cuts; he diligently analyzed the whole field to gain new perspectives and then moved to another one. Read More
Should we give angry feedback to certain individuals to promote creativity in the workplace? Should we increase feelings of anger to promote creativity? Read More
Self-ratings on select adjectives pertaining to creativity were found to predict a reduced risk of dying in a longitudinal study that spanned 18 years. Read More
Results that suggest creative processes can be facilitated by drugs might be construed to imply that an inability to be creative is a “brain deficit” issue to be remedied by drugs. Read More
Mind Mapping: An approach to note taking, outlining, and generating ideas
The world now has new technology—the Internet in conjunction with mobile phone technology whose power, in some ways, far exceeds that of nuclear technology. Read More
Can Creativity be an Open Process? Read More
A new strategy for generating ideas and collaborations. Read More
V. Krishna Kumar, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
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