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Persistence and Flexibility: A Dual Path to Creativity

If you think broadly enough, you will inevitably happen upon good ideas even among the bad ones. If you think deeply enough, you will eventually dig through mundane ideas and into original ones below. Continue reading

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Study Shows We “Undervalue and Underutilize” Persistence in Creativity

“This research demonstrates that persistence is a critical determinant of creative performance and that people may undervalue and underutilize persistence in everyday creative problem solving,” write Northwestern researchers. Continue reading

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Does Following LEGO Instructions Make Kids Less Creative?

Research shows that building a LEGO kit with instructions makes people less creative on subsequent tasks. Continue reading

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How to Test Creativity With a Single Word

When you see a chair, do you think “sit”? Yale research shows you’re more creative if you say “stand” — and how to bend your brain toward creative thought. Continue reading

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