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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Curiosity Can Predict Employees' Ability to Creatively Solve Problems

Nov. 17, 2016 — Employers who are looking to hire creative problem-solvers should consider candidates with strong curiosity traits, and personality tests may be one way to tease out those traits in prospective ... read more

Creative Staff Lead to Satisfied Customers, Says Study

Oct. 14, 2016 — Organizations in the service sector that have more creative employees enjoy higher levels of customer satisfaction, according to new ... read more

Why We Prize Authenticity, but Buy Something Else

Sep. 29, 2016 — Being lauded is not the same as being liked. And marketers should take this into account, suggests a new ... read more

Composing and Arranging Music Partly Genetically Determined

Feb. 25, 2016 — A new study identifies genome variants and pathways that contribute to composing and arranging in musically trained individuals. The study estimates the inherited proportion as 30% for these ... read more

Mind of Blue: Emotional Expression Affects the Brain's Creativity Network

Jan. 4, 2016 — The workings of neural circuits associated with creativity are significantly altered when artists are actively attempting to express emotions, according to a new brain-scanning study of jazz ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A new study attempted to crack the connection between brain activity and creativity. The results shed a new, perhaps unexpected light, on our ability to think outside the ... read more

Scarcity, Not Abundance, Enhances Consumer Creativity, Study Says

Nov. 17, 2015 — Resource scarcity translates into enhanced consumer creativity, according to new research. A general sense of scarcity activates a constraint mindset that manifests itself through increased novelty ... read more

Men More Likely to Be Seen as 'Creative Thinkers'

Sep. 28, 2015 — People tend to associate the ability to think creatively with stereotypical masculine qualities, according to new research. The findings suggest that the work and achievements of men tend to be ... read more

Relationships Among Creative Identity, Entitlement and Dishonesty Hinge on Perception of Creativity as Rare

Sep. 23, 2015 — Think that you are special because you are creative? Well, you are not alone, and there may be some serious consequences especially if you believe that creativity is rare. A new study demonstrates ... read more

Wide-Ranging Networking Boosts Employee Creativity

Aug. 26, 2015 — Companies can promote creativity in employees by encouraging them to network beyond their immediate business networks, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — People with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas, new research confirms. While the researchers found that people with high autistic traits produced fewer ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Legos, the popular toy bricks, may be great for stimulating creativity in little kids. But when it comes to adults, things might be a little different. According to a new study, when adults are given ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Genes linked to creativity could increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research. Genetic risk scores were examined in a sample of 86,292 individuals ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A surprising link has been found between creative problem-solving and heightened activity in the cerebellum, a structure located in the back of the brain and more typically thought of as the ... read more

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

Mar. 3, 2015 — The literary great Marcel Proust wore ear-stoppers because he was unable to filter out irrelevant noise -- and lined his bedroom with cork to attenuate sound. Now new research suggests why the ... read more

Power Psychs People Up About... Themselves

Feb. 3, 2015 — We all know the type -- people who can talk on and on about their latest adventures, seemingly unaware that those around them may not be interested. They also get really psyched up about their own ... read more

'Nudge' Psychology Not Based on Robust Evidence; Conscious Decision-Making Is More Effective, Research Suggests

Jan. 29, 2015 — The kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence, a ... read more

How Creative Are You? Depends Where You're from

Jan. 27, 2015 — With the 'creative class' on the rise, many businesses are trying to capitalize on imagination and innovation. But when it comes to creative juices, some societies have a faster flow than ... read more

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