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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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OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

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USA.gov

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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.

  • The power of empathy in product development
    on May 28, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    What kind of potato chip would you create, and what would you name it, if you wanted to sell the product exclusively to pregnant women? […]

  • Creativity: A question of impulsiveness
    on May 23, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    How can employees' working time be organized so as to enable them to perform in the best possible way when completing both creative and routine tasks? Economists investigated this question and made a surprising discovery. Which working model works best depends on employees' impulsiveness. […]

  • Why creative experts may be better at imagining...
    on May 8, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Humans use imagination a lot, whether it be thinking about what's for dinner later tonight or trying to imagine what someone else on the other side of the world may be experiencing after reading the news. As situations become farther away from reality and more distal, imagining a situation becomes more difficult. The limits to distal imagination are known to lead to many biases. Yet, a new study finds that creativity may help us surmount these barriers to distal imagination. […]

  • Creativity is not just for the young, study finds
    on April 26, 2019 at 11:54 am

    If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they're young, you are missing part of the story. A new study of winners of the Nobel Prize in economics finds that there are two different life cycles of creativity, one that hits some people early in their career and another that more often strikes later in life. […]

  • 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. […]