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By Liz Swan Ph.D. on January 14, 2020 in The Philosopher Is In
Neil Peart—drummer, lyricist, philosopher, poet, man of integrity—has passed away.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on January 08, 2020 in The Human Beast
If we understood what idleness can do for our brains, perhaps we would encourage it more.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on December 23, 2019 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
How did a retired biologist weave evolutionary psychology and natural history into a novel, to create one of the longest-running best-sellers in modern literature?
By Neel Burton M.D. on December 17, 2019 in Hide and Seek
The psychology and philosophy of gardening.
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on December 09, 2019 in Curious?
This is my annual list of book recommendations. Not what came out this year but the best of what I read...
By Chengwei Liu Ph.D. on December 04, 2019 in Decisions Defined
Do not mistake identity diversity for cognitive diversity when searching for performance bonus from your team.
By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D. on December 03, 2019 in Wild Connections
Is your everyday routine ruining your ability to adapt? A few small changes can help increase your cognitive flexibility.
By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on November 28, 2019 in Tracking Wonder
Strategic idleness and our inclination toward ease may actually be powerful tools and great assets for innovation.
By Moses Ma on November 16, 2019 in The Tao of Innovation
The Physical Internet is a crazy notion to model the physical world of shipping and transport after the virtual world—to completely rethink shipping and logistics.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on November 14, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
How can we drive our creative processes?
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on November 13, 2019 in Cravings
Your best work may be yet to come.
By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in The Social Thinker
Writers often listen to music to boost their creativity, but new research shows this trick may backfire.
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on November 05, 2019 in Creative Explorations
There is a long tradition linking brilliance, genius, and creativity with mental disorders, but the connection is refuted by experimental and intensive interview research.
By Clay Drinko, Ph.D. on November 01, 2019 in Play Your Way Sane
Shame can lead to creative mortification: when we give up on a creative pursuit altogether. Improvisation can teach us how to prevent creative mortification in three ways.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on October 25, 2019 in Life, Refracted
The popularity of giant teddy bears in Paris may be explained by qualities of the man who brought them to his neighborhood, traits of the bears, and our relationships with them.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on October 25, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Can you unlock your creativity by relaxing?
By Zorana Ivcevic Pringle Ph.D. on October 21, 2019 in Creativity: The Art and Science
How passion motivates creative work and enables people to work through stresses and disappointments.
By Dena Kouremetis on October 18, 2019 in (R)aging with Grace
A few of my friends seemed entertained by my plans, asking how I intend to sell my first screenplay by age 70. I simply ask them what I have to lose by trying.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on October 09, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Can you alter your perception to encourage creative thought?
By Clay Drinko, Ph.D. on October 01, 2019 in Play Your Way Sane
Research is finally revealing that theatrical improvisation can teach us how to reduce our inner critic and let creativity flourish.
By Cami Rosso on September 27, 2019 in The Future Brain
Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., redefines what it means to be intelligent.
By Robert Chapman Ph.D. on September 27, 2019 in Neurodiverse Age
The medical deficit model may overlook the advantages of dyslexia.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on September 22, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
What should learning look like to prepare our children for the future world? Should creativity be the sole focus?
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on September 14, 2019 in Creative Explorations
The Unconscious is not simply not-consciousness but is a repository of socially and personally unacceptable concepts and feelings which do not generate creative art or science.
By Ned Morgan on September 14, 2019 in In the Mountains
Could mountain scenery boost your creativity and well-being?
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