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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

May 5, 2015 — America's best teachers rap their algebra lessons, use music to teach Kafka and find other ways to use their own creative interests to teach their students, finds a new study. Examining the ... read more

Assessing Feedback Interactions in a Creative Setting

Mar. 11, 2015 — The traditional notion of feedback usually involves a one-way conversation where a manager rates an employee's performance because the destination, so to speak, is known. But what happens in a ... read more

Managers Can Boost Creativity by 'Empowering Leadership' and Earning Employees' Trust

Oct. 8, 2014 — Managers can promote creativity in employees by 'empowering leadership' and earning employees' trust, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 8, 2014 — Steve Jobs swore by a fruit diet, as he believed it improved his ideas. And he wasn't wrong: food with high levels of tyrosine, like bananas, peaches and almonds, allow us to think harder and ... read more

Smoking Cannabis Doesn't Make You More Creative, Study Suggests

Oct. 8, 2014 — Some people think that smoking cannabis makes them more creative. However, new research shows that the opposite is true. Smokers who ingested a low dose of THC, or none at all (they were given a ... read more

Highly Competitive Environments Hurt Creativity of Women in Teams, Research Suggests

Aug. 11, 2014 — Women tend to outperform men when it comes to collaboration and creativity in small working groups, but force teams to go head to head in highly competitive environments and the benefits of a female ... read more

How Can Britain Be Made More Creative?

July 30, 2014 — The secret of creativity is not individual genius so much as in the interactions between artists, their peers and their audience, an author says, adding that "people can be made more creative ... read more

Psychology Researchers Explore How Engineers Create: It's Not So Much 'Eureka' Moments as It's the Sweat of One's Brow

June 17, 2014 — Simply put, engineers make things. But is finding that 'new' invention a massive mental leap from point A to point B, or are there scores of unnoticed intermediate steps in ... read more

Taking a Walk May Lead to More Creativity Than Sitting

Apr. 24, 2014 — When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting, according to research. "Many people anecdotally claim they do their best thinking ... read more

Creative Activities Outside Work Can Improve Job Performance

Apr. 16, 2014 — Employees who pursue creative activities outside of work may find that these activities boost their performance on the job, according to a new study by an organizational psychologist. Creative ... read more

Business: Creativity and Innovation Need to Talk More

Apr. 8, 2014 — Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in either the business world or academic research, according to a new study. Scientists reviewed the rapidly growing body of research into ... read more

Hey, Boss! Lose Yourself to Dance, Know Yourself Better

Mar. 6, 2014 — Could managers gain a new kind of understanding about their interaction with colleagues and employees by ‘dancing’? That's the question arising from new research. Management is usually ... read more

Dishonesty and Creativity: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Feb. 20, 2014 — Lying about performance on one task may increase creativity on a subsequent task by making people feel less bound by conventional rules, according to new ... read more

Art Could Help Create a Better 'STEM' Student

Dec. 3, 2013 — Scientists have focused on how to incorporate creativity into STEM education with the implication that doing so will increase the quality of STEM graduates. STEM studies are about problem solving, ... read more

Need Inspiration? Let’s Get Physical!

Dec. 2, 2013 — People who exercise regularly are better at creative thinking. This is the outcome of research by a cognitive psychologist, as outlined in a recently published ... read more

Decline in Creativity? It Depends on How You Look

Nov. 15, 2013 — Research has suggested that young Americans might be less creative than in decades past, even while their intelligence continues to rise. But new research, closely studying 20 years of student ... read more

Oct. 30, 2013 — Neuroscientists have created a quick but reliable test that can measure a person's creativity from single spoken words. The "noun-verb" test is so simple it can be done by virtually ... read more

Getting Ready for Generation-C: Creative Consumers Who Modify Electronics

Oct. 21, 2013 — A generational movement consisting of creative consumers who modify proprietary offerings, and of members of society who in turn use their developments, all without any moral and legal ... read more

Tidy Desk or Messy Desk? Each Has Its Benefits

Aug. 6, 2013 — Working at a clean and prim desk may promote healthy eating, generosity, and conventionality, according to new research. But, the research also shows that a messy desk may confer its own benefits, ... read more

Early Spatial Reasoning Predicts Later Creativity and Innovation, Especially in STEM Fields

July 15, 2013 — Exceptional spatial ability at age 13 predicts creative and scholarly achievements over 30 years later, according to new ... read more

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