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Can Conformity Be Creative?

By Thomas Ward Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Creativity for You
You want to be original and creative. Can copying someone else's example actually help you do that?

The Artistic Side of Artificial Intelligence

By John Nosta on March 22, 2017 in The Digital Self
Need a portrait? Your fine artist might just be a computer.
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Walking Meetings? Proceed With Caution

By Thomas Ward Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Creativity for You
The benefits of walking meetings have been widely discussed. But they're not always the right choice. Find out why.

What Happened to Risk-Taking in Science?

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on March 08, 2017 in Curious?
Great strides have been made in psychology. No longer is it acceptable to run an experiment with 30 college students. But here we take a closer look at the questions being asked...

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What's It Like to Write a Book?

When faced with any project, creative or otherwise, we often face doubt and fear. Learn how to keep them at bay with this one simple trick.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Remembering

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on February 05, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Dates important to us, holidays, shared memories, details, and agreements bring us opportunities to show love through remembering.

Besting Stuffiness with Science-Based Scenting

Your nose is always sniffing--make sure it's smelling the right scents!
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Split: Horror with a Side of Split Personality

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D. on February 01, 2017 in Reel Therapy
Read on to learn how the split personality phenomenon can be considered at the unhealthy end of the identity spectrum.

Laura (and Emma) and Mary and I

By Susan Hooper on January 30, 2017 in Detours and Tangents
I watched “The Dick Van Dyke Show” as a child, but missed almost all of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” And yet both Laura Petrie and Mary Richards influenced my life.

What a Century of Research Reveals About Gifted Kids

What have we learned from the findings of two major longitudinal studies of the gifted that span a century?

The Solution to Your Mind Wandering Problem

By Rob Henderson on January 30, 2017 in After Service
Are you often distracted? Some tips to stay focused.

What Makes Your Child Happy? Make It Part of Their Education

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on January 28, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
How can we enrich our children’s education to ensure they have the best options available throughout a constantly changing future?

How Sure Are You About Your Memories?

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 28, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Your memories may be lying to you! This article helps you be honest with yourself.
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Balancing Optimism and Pessimism

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on January 27, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
There are optimists and pessimists, and some are a combination of the two. This blog discusses the balancing of both, and why some people are one way or the other.

The Father of Modern Neuroscience Was an Athlete and Artist

By Christopher Bergland on January 27, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the father of modern neuroscience. He was also an extraordinary artist. On Jan. 28, his artworks will be shown in an American museum for the first time.

Standing With the National Endowment for the Arts

The possible elimination of the NEA and other small agencies has been reported by sources such as The Hill, Americans for the Arts and other groups over the past week.

Mike Watt’s Whole Enchilada

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on January 25, 2017 in Brick by Brick
“Where is the focus?” That is the question that Mike Watt fired back at me when I asked him what advice he would give to aspiring musicians.

Mason Swearingen and the Psychology of the Tribute Band

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on January 23, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Beginnings, the group, which formed in 2002, has grown steadily, boasting 32 shows across the country in 2017—and that’s only through May.

Inaugurations, Women’s Marches, and the Social Role of Music

I've found myself wondering what type of music we'll hear this weekend...and how they'll reflect the upcoming administration and women's march.

Procrastination, Depression and Creativity

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on January 19, 2017 in Don't Delay
A brief post to highlight a recent podcast and a book that anyone troubled by procrastination will want to listen to and read, respectively.

A Poem for the President

By Dean Olsher MA, MT-BC on January 18, 2017 in A Sound Mind
At his inauguration, President Kennedy signaled his administration’s commitment to the notion that the creative arts are essential to a healthy democracy.

5 Writing Tips for Breaking Through Procrastination

By Judy Carter on January 17, 2017 in Stress Is a Laughing Matter
Procrastinating about writing? Is your creativity block? Guess what? Professional writers are just as anxious as you are and often use shame to fuel their creativity. Read on…

Montessori: A Good School Choice for Smart Kids?

Montessori schools vary widely, as do individual children’s temperaments, abilities, and learning needs. Here are some criteria to consider in school decision-making.

Was Frida Kahlo a Narcissist?

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on January 13, 2017 in Life After 50
Why is there so much interest in Frida Kahlo? When she married Diego Rivera, he was a world-renowned painter and she was virtually unknown.

As Though Your Life Depended on It

By Dean Olsher MA, MT-BC on January 13, 2017 in A Sound Mind
Faced with a threat to his very existence, the composer responded in the most uniquely human way possible—with an act of artistic creation.

Minimum Daily Requirement for Creativity

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on January 12, 2017 in Creating in Flow
Tips to help you "Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists."
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Dangerous Minds

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on January 08, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
On a trip to Paris to visit the places where writers worked out ideas, I was reminded of the benefits of sustained discussions of ideas.

Agnes Obel’s Empathy Technology

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on January 06, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Talking with Agnes Obel is more relaxing than talking with 99 percent of my therapist friends who aspire to help people cope with anxiety.

An Epiphany

By Dean Olsher MA, MT-BC on January 06, 2017 in A Sound Mind
An unfamiliar voice proposed something radical and completely unexpected. It told me to go to church. This came as a rather huge surprise, as I am a dedicated non-believer.
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Dreaming Is Play: A New Theory of Dream Psychology

The best way to understand the psychological power of dreaming is to recognize it as a kind of play that promotes the flexibility and adaptive creativity of the human mind.

Nathan Stocker’s New Normal

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on January 04, 2017 in Brick by Brick
On one level, things are going great for Nathan Stocker and his indie rock band Hippo Campus.

Commit to Mental Wellbeing

Do you want motivation and inspiration on ways to commit to mental wellbeing for yourself, your family, your community? Check out these amazing programs from around the world.

6 New Novels With Unexpected, Unforgettable Characters

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on January 02, 2017 in Creating in Flow
I get bored reading the same kind of novel over and over. But when an author shows me a fresh point of view, I'm hooked. These books lure you in with unusual characters.

How to Improve the Process of Your Next Project

By Bernardo Tirado, PMP on January 02, 2017 in Digital Leaders
To ensure great work, I needed to find a way to accelerate the process of cohesion, so I developed the Ways of Working Canvas...