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Creative Semantics

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¬†Early psychology was considered a science that dealt with the causes and treatment of mental illness. Famed psychologist such as Sigmund Freud worked with neurotic and psychotic patients. His theories of psychoanalysis and resulting…

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Creative compared to whom?

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In the twentieth century, experimental psychological shifted from the study of the mentally ill to research on the cognitive and personality development of basically normal people. Soon there was a plethora of ¬†theoretical models…

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The edge of psychotic

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Writing synopsis of creativity research has led me to realize how much my spelling has deteriorated.¬† Mostly I rely on the word processor’s spell check, but sometimes it doesn’t recognize the scientific terms; other…

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Learning through social networking media?

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In the past with students glued to their phones rather than paying attention in class, teachers wondered if they could teach better using a social network. Social media may be useful, but the belief…

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Living in a “weed-out” world

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The move to on-line degrees in higher education has been occurring since the beginning of the twenty first century and predictions abound that this will happen for almost all college courses, by the time…

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Longer or shorter life?

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It is not terribly uncommon to find contradictory conclusions when it come to creativity research. However, adding fame to the mix increases the variation in finding because fame is something the individual does not…

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Is creativity on a downhill slide?

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Just as the business world seems to be competing to attract creative workers, students’ scores on tests of creative thinking appear to be declining. Education professor at the College of William and Mary Kyung…

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Will the real impostor please stand up?

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It’s popular now to claim to suffer from the “impostor syndrome.” Admitting that you’re afraid of being found out for not knowing as much as people think you know has become in vogue. Especially…

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Transformations

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For a recent assignment, students were to examine an advertisement. Questions led them to look at the visuals: subject of emphasis, originality of image, the placement of objects, type of people pictured. Then, they…

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Visualizing conversation

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Imagine you are creating an everyday conversation of a fairly happy couple lunching at an outdoor cafe. The idea is to make it sound ordinary but still drop in some clues about the problems…

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