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The Art of taking the right kind of break

BBC’s Horizon programme about Creative Insight saw Californian Professor of Psychology, Jonathan Schooler exploring what made people have creative insights or ‘aha’ moments and whether these could be deliberately increased. Experiments in thinking were set on the beach front; people came along to try lateral … Continue reading

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Beautiful images of play from around the world

These images by Steve McCurry show how play is one of the things that unites us as humans. What I love is that they include adults as well as children. These would be wonderful to have around a play room … Continue reading

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10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking

10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking 1. Trying to Find the “Right” Answer One of the worst aspects of formal education is the focus on the correct answer to a particular question or problem. While this approach helps us function in society, … Continue reading

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As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

Published on Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com) As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity By Peter Gray Created Sep 17 2012 – 11:15am If anything makes Americans stand tall internationally it is creativity.  “American ingenuity” is admired everywhere. We are not the richest country (at … Continue reading

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Defining creativity

Creativity is a very popular word these days. It’s everywhere, so you imagine that we all know what we mean by it. When you try to pin the word down to a particular definition though, this is when things get … Continue reading

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