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Creativity in Science & Engineering (Ronald B. Standler)

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Creativity Links (Indiana University)
Don Clark’s Creativity Web

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creativity : the ability to create — Webster

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create : to produce through imaginative skill — Webster

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Creativity refers to the invention or origination of any new thing (a product, solution, artwork, literary work, joke, etc.) that has value. “New” may refer to the individual creator or the society or domain within which novelty occurs. “Valuable”, similarly, may be defined in a variety of ways. The range of scholarly interest in creativity includes a multitude of definitions and approaches involving several disciplines; psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, linguistics, business studies and economics, taking in the relationship between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes associated with creativity, the relationships between personality type and creative ability and between creativity and mental health, the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of learning and teaching processes. — Wikipedia

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History of the concept of creativity (Wikipedia)

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OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity Published for the First Time (MIT Technology Review)

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Creativity News -- ScienceDaily Read about the latest research on the creative process, enhancing creative thinking and more.

  • To keep the creative juices flowing, employees...
    on April 4, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Though most firms today embrace a culture of criticism, when supervisors and peers dispense negative feedback it can actually stunt the creative process, according to a new study. […]

  • To stoke creativity, crank out ideas and then...
    on March 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    There is an effective formula for unlocking employees' creative potential, according to new research. Employers should incentivize workers to produce an abundance of ideas -- even mediocre ones -- and then have them step away from the project for an 'incubation period.' […]

  • How listening to music 'significantly impairs'...
    on February 27, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Psychologists investigated the impact of background music on performance by presenting people with verbal insight problems that are believed to tap creativity. They found that background music 'significantly impaired' people's ability to complete tasks testing verbal creativity -- but there was no effect for background library noise. […]

  • Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us...
    on December 10, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present in both convergent thinking (finding an 'out-of-the-box' solution) and also in divergent thinking (when individuals have to come up with several creative ideas). […]

  • Imaginary worlds of children reflect positive...
    on November 2, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Children who create imaginary parallel worlds known as paracosms, alone or with friends, are more found more commonly than previously believed, according to a new study. […]