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The Many Origins of Creative Thought and Action.
Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D.
Making the connections between emotional reappraisal, creative insight, and humor.
Striving for excellence—but not for perfection—is positively linked with creative idea generation and openness to experience.
Combatting entrepreneurial uncertainty and complexity through decision weaving.
Don't give up on your creative search too soon.
It's important to recognize the many forms of project time and how they influence team creativity.
The breakthrough power of bridging from novelty to the known.
The many forms of creative imagination.
Forgetting or unlearning to promote positive change.
How fixed is our "personality," really?
Changing cultures and expectations to advance creative scientific progress.
When is a choice yours, when does it feel like yours, and why does it matter?
Do you change the shape of the creative problems you're facing by using voluntary constraints?
Using motion to get past commotion? Putting walking to work.
Part 2: The joys of play that we share with young creatures.
Part 1: Bringing more play into the study of play.
Are you a victim of precrastination? A creative response often takes time!
Where do flexibly new creative options come from?
Having a clear understanding of our goals for each iteration also may make the process especially productive.
What can we learn from seeing the world through a child's point of view?
How to creatively set your big picture and small step goals
Is playfulness available on demand?
Are you giving sound enough space in your creative world?
Creativity: What's privacy got to do with it?
Why do we experience the urge to be creative?
Are we hard-wired to be curious?
What's your metaphor for creative change?
How does asking yourself action-related questions catapult creativity?
What makes for good creative feedback?
When it comes to chasing creativity in the workplace, what's ambiguity got to do with it?
What helps us to recognize good novel ideas?
Wilma Koutstaal, Ph.D., is a psychology professor at the University of Minnesota who studies thinking, memory and mental agility.