Creativity articles

12 05, 2021

Who is more creative: Oldest, middle or youngest siblings?

By |2021-05-12T09:56:40+02:00May 12th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

Do you have brothers, sisters, or are you an only child? Which of you do you think is the most creative? Well, a new meta analysis of divergent thinking research just set out to find out what the science says. Just published in the Creativity Research Journal, Birth Order and Divergent Thinking: A Meta-Analysis looked [...]

10 05, 2021

Optimizing Your Work-From-Home Space for Creativity and Productivity

By |2021-05-10T15:54:32+02:00May 10th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

Remote working is nothing new. It was already on the rise and has seen significant growth over the last several years. But, the COVID-19 pandemic sped up that process significantly. According to a FlexJobs survey, 65% of employees want to continue working from home even after the pandemic is over. There are plenty of reasons [...]

3 05, 2021

Did these scientists just find the genes which allowed Humans to become creative?

By |2021-05-03T17:49:20+02:00May 3rd, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

A fascinating new study could shed some light on the evolution of creativity in Homo Sapiens. The April 2021 publication Evolution of genetic networks for human creativity by Zwir, I., Del-Val, C., Hintsanen, M. et al. looked at the genetic differences between Homo Sapiens (us, modern humans), Neanderthals and Chimpanzees, looking for genes related to [...]

21 04, 2021

How big is your reject pile?

By |2021-04-21T19:01:11+02:00April 21st, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

People are so obsessed with getting the "right" ideas. Instead, it is often much more effective to just have LOTS of ideas. This makes the likelihood that at least some of those ideas will be of high quality significantly more likely. A great example of this is professional artist Drew Dernavich, known for his numerous [...]

15 04, 2021

Helping Kids Foster and Keep Creativity

By |2021-04-15T15:06:44+02:00April 15th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

For most kids, being creative and imaginative is no problem. It seems to come naturally through play, exploration, and curiosity. You can probably even remember back to your own childhood and how effortless it seemed to come up with creative, fresh ideas no matter what you were doing. However, research has discovered that children may [...]

24 03, 2021

Can One Make a Living in Creative Photography?

By |2021-03-24T16:39:06+01:00March 24th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

Photography is one of the most important media in contemporary society. It has the power to capture moments for posterity, give us insights into lives very different from our own, and make a permanent record of vital aspects of our shared history. It can also make for a viable and rewarding career choice. Some of [...]

23 03, 2021

New research shows being bored might make you more creative

By |2021-03-23T20:55:07+01:00March 23rd, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

Sometimes being bored can seem like the worst thing in the world. In fact, I've previously written about research which shows that people (especially men), would rather electrocute themselves than be bored. But a new piece of research indicates that being bored may have an unexpected benefit: Being bored can make you more creative. A [...]

17 03, 2021

This part of the brain is the source of improvisation

By |2021-03-17T17:46:10+01:00March 17th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

How is it that some people are able to be creative on command, while other people find it so challenging to come up with new ideas? It is partially down to how much those people self-censor. Take for example the skill of improvisation, where an individual performs something spontaneous in front of a crowd which [...]