Ideas from others may prevent ‘fixation’ on your first solutions

When solving problems, we tend to rely on things that have worked in the past, which psycholgists call "fixation." Other ideas may get you out of the rut.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Daydreaming at work can be an asset or a flaw

New findings link daydreaming at work and creativity, though only for those who identify with their profession.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~7 min

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Experts: Spotlight on art is one upside of lockdowns

Whether taking in art or making it ourselves, long stays at home during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new appreciation of the arts.

Andy Ober-U. Arizona • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Improv training can help you cope with uncertainty

Just 20 minutes of improv training can help you cope with stress and uncertainty better, researchers report.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Emotionally intelligent bosses can bring out your creativity

Bosses with high emotional intelligence make their workers feel happier and more creative, researchers say.

Yale • futurity
March 11, 2020 ~5 min

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Classroom tech beats lectures at boosting creativity

Lecture-based learning is no match for activity-based learning that takes advantage of tech for boosting student creativity, a new study finds.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~2 min

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4 strategies for pitching ideas to your project leader

To successfully pitch creative ideas to your project leader, the first step is determining which of two creative types they are.

Julia Ann Easley-UC Davis • futurity
Jan. 15, 2020 ~3 min

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How you can get better at picking creative ideas

"We're probably all killing a lot of our best ideas early in the creative process without knowing it."

Stanford • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~6 min

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Minecraft can teach us to be more creative

Can video games teach us to be creative? In certain conditions, it seems as though the answer is yes, according to new research with Minecraft.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
July 8, 2019 ~4 min

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