Tag Archives: Creativity

The edge of psychotic

This past week, 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 times it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Why create art?

Recently I took a hiatus from an almost daily habit of spending an hour or so writing poetry or fiction. It wasn’t really intentional. Mistakenly, I saw the two weeks work shut down at the end of the year as … Continue reading

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The case for the case

Portfolio – a portable case for holding papers – a simple name for a collection of works into which a person has poured hours of deliberation and sweat. Today the portfolio is just as likely to be stored on a … Continue reading

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Elaboration, the hardest part of creativity

Finally comes the time to cease spinning off new ideas, and use creativity to push one idea as far as possible. Elaboration is the act of  embellishing or adding details to an idea to enrich the initial concept.[1] This adding … Continue reading

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The ogre of orginality

Adolescents may push the envelope when it comes to being different from older people, but not from their peers. In fact this age group exhibits more conformity to their classmates than any other.  So it may be a comfort to … Continue reading

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Too rigorous for creativity

Once, I heard a teacher speak on the frustration of getting gifted students past the hurdle of simply looking at events of a story to the devices that the author used in writing it and how that affected their views. … Continue reading

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How crazy are you?

Recently my daughter showed me an inverted Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, balanced on the tiny point of  self-actualization. It was the “Artist’s hierarchy of needs” because creating was more important than eating or sleeping. Despite Abraham Maslow’s theory that fulfillment … Continue reading

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The disadvantages of being creative

Creative students often display characteristics that teachers simply do not like. When I asked teachers to rank students’ creative acts, many had trouble. Some called the students contrary, lazy or deceitful, and failed to see the creativity involved. I’ve found … Continue reading

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