Are we all “naturally” creative? Or is it a special skill or talent? I think creativity has elements of both, something that can be illustrated by looking at spoken language.Read More
A new survey of 200 men in the UK reveals that 58 percent think being a more “creative, inventive and imaginative thinker” will make them more attractive.Read More
Some research just published in the British Journal of Psychiatry claims that “creative” people are 90 percent more likely than everyone else to suffer from schizophrenia, 39 percent more likely to go to hospital with depression and 62 percent more likely to do so for bipolar disorder.
There is a glaring error in the study, however.Read More
It’s essentially the biggest problem in creativity science: can you accurately measure creativity? If you think about it, if the answer is no then the scientific validity of much of its research would be inherently dubious. So many years ago those working in the field answered yes and, frankly, just went with it.Read More
The imagination gets a great press. As that little-known thinker Albert Einstein put it, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.” All you have to do, surely, is use it and voila! Creative genius is a short hop away.Read More