Creativity in the News

  • Twelve Things Your Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking. Resurrecting your natural creativity through inspiring and practical examples. Psychology Today. December 2, 2011. Michael Michalko.
  • The 5 Best Toys of All Time. GeekDad of Wired Magazine highlights the top five items no kids should be without and that can fit into anyones budget. GeekDad/Wired. January 31, 2011. Jonathan Liu.
  • Lynda Barry Will Make You Believe In Yourself. Cartoonist Lynda Barry: "Narrative is so hard-wired into human beings that creativity can come as naturally to adults as it does to children." The New York Times. October 27, 2011. Dan Kois.
  • Why Parents Should Stop Overprotecting Kids and Let Them Play: An Interview with Hara Estroff Marano and Lenore Skenazy. Marano and Skenazy have long observed and chronicled the decline of free play in the United States and discuss its affect on childhood creativity. Journal of Play. Spring 2011.
  • A Case for Lifelong Kindergarten. Scientist explore how technology should work seamlessly with learning to help children. KQED/Mindshift. September 26, 2011, Tina Barseghian.
  • A Few Strokes of the Past in an Artist Who Lost Her Memory. Artist, Lonnie Sue Johnson, regained some of her creative ability after a brain-damaging illness. The New York Times. September 19, 2011. Roni Caryn Rabin.
  • Are Today's Youth Less Creative & Imaginative? A 2012 study reveals that there has been a decline in creativity among American children. Live Science. August 12, 2011. Rachel Rettner.
  • First the Children. There is a growing and unique role museums can play in reinventing K-12 education. And children's museums are well suited to lead the way. HuffingtonPost.com. June 14, 2011. John M. Eger.
  • Measuring Creativity in California and the Nation. Advisory Committee on Creative and Innovative Education proposed in California. HuffingtonPost.com. April 15, 2011. John M. Eger.
  • Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School. New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire. Slate.com. March 16, 2011. Alison Gopnik.
  • Is Creativity the Number 1 Skill for the 21st Centery? 7 research studies and themes that aruge for the importance of creativity in all disciplines. Psychology Today. February 7, 2011. Mark Batey, PhD.
  • Neuroscientists try to unlock the origins of creativity. "Dr. Vartanian, an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, says he and others are getting closer to understanding the mechanisms involved in different kinds of creativity." Globe & Mail. January 28, 2010. Anne McIroy.
  • If Demography Is Destiny, Then India Has the Edge. "The continuing success of developed countries will depend more than ever on creativity."Businessweek. January 13, 2011. Peter Coy.
  • Transforming Children’s Learning to Address America’s Creativity Crisis. Blog post from Ann My Thai, the Assistant Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. September 9, 2010.
  • The Decline of Creativity in the United States. Interview with Kyung Hee Kim, an associate professor of educational psychology at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Kim had performed analyses of a creativity measure known as the Torrance test for almost 300,000 American adults and children. Her findings, that Americans’ creativity has plummeted in recent years, caught the attention of teachers and psychologists across the country. Encyclopedia Britannic Blog. October 18, 2010.
  • New Law Aims to Measure School Creativity. Public schools in Massachusetts will be ranked not only on how they perform on standardized tests but also on whether their respective curricula encourage students to think outside of the box. Daily Hampshire Gazette.
  • Headstrong, Part II: The Creative Process. After recovering from a life altering brain tumor, Marian Salzman discusses how her perspective on how the brain works has changed. She now focuses on the use of creativity rather than the "automatic" tasks of running, walking and talking. The Huffington Post. July 21, 2010. Marian Salzman.
  • The Creativity Crisis. "For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong—and how we can fix it". Newsweek, July 10, 2010, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. This article has also been discussed by Dean and Britta on Studio 360. July 23, 2010.
  • The Most Important Leadership Quality for CEOs? Creativity. IBM's study shows that creativity outweighs integrity and global thinking as being the most important leadership quality for CEO's today. Fast Company. May 18 2010. Austin Carr.
  • Charting Creativity: Signposts of a Hazy Territory. "The first systematic research on the neurology of the creative process, including its relationship to personality and intelligence". The New York Times, May 7, 2010, Patricia Cohen.
  • The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2010. "This year's 100 Most Creative People offers our own, idiosyncratic perspective on business". The selections reflect the breadth of news ideas and new pursuits at play in our business landscape. Fast Company, 2010
  • How to Make a Creative Space. Ideas on how to create a space that fosters creativity within. BBC, 2010.
  • Creativity. Brockman and Russell summarize studies that have shown how creativity reduces stress, drop out rates and improves student motivation. University of Arizona. November 20, 2009. Michael S. Brockman and Stephen T. Russell.
  • How to Learn Without Memorizing. In the realm of learning, creative thinking can be a better tool than memorization. Think Simple Now. 2009. Scott Young.
  • The Creative Personality. "Creative individuals are remarkable for their ability to adapt to almost any situation and to make do with whatever is at hand to reach their goals". Psychology Today. October 14, 2008. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
  • Creativity in Young Children. Sara Gable helps parents understand how to encourage creativity through different mediums to children of all ages. University of Missouri. July 2000. Sara Gable.
  • Imagination at Work and Play. "Play generates joy and replenishes and revitalizes our human spirit. It clears the mental cobwebs that keep us from thinking clearly. Play frees us from worry and stress, relaxing the brain and making it easier to be more creative". Creativity at Work. Linda Naiman
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