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The Many Origins of Creative Thought and Action.
Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D.
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?
Chasing creativity in the workplace –– what's ambiguity got to do with it?
What helps us to recognize good novel ideas?
Is your perspective on creativity lifting you up––or weighing you down?
Where's your sweet spot for coming up with good ideas?
In time of need, will you let a robot help you? A new study examines this.
Are inquiring minds creative minds?
Can we be sad and creative too?
Are you recognizing what really energizes your creative making?
New research on making creative headway through attentive looking
How long should you stick with searching for ideas – and why?
What helps us as inspiration seekers?
What objects or "things" could you bring into play, to help you reach a fresh new view of what's possible?
What pacing best gives your creative process the space and freedom it needs?
What things invite us to come forward to speak and share new ideas?
Awakening our creativity with a few simple words
What leads us to try new things?
In striving to be as creative as possible, we can find ourselves in an ongoing tug-of-war with abstraction.
Are you too fixed in your beliefs about creativity?
Getting creative – There’s nothing like drawing on experience!
Sometimes what we see as blocking our way can be just what we need to creatively guide us forward
Flexing our creative muscles — by detail stepping
When should we go with the tried and true, and when should we reach out for something new?
Keeping an open mind about — and asking more from — brain training
Wilma Koutstaal, Ph.D., is a psychology professor at the University of Minnesota who studies thinking, memory and mental agility.