Are you right? Of course you are. We all think we’re right! You’re right about politics. You’re right about those disagreements in your marriage. You’re right about who you are – your critics or enemies don’t know the real you.Read More
Imagine taking one of the scientific tests of creative thinking ability – which are actually considered ways to measure creative potential – such as JP Guilford’s Alternate Uses Task or the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking devised by Paul Torrance.Read More
Creativity requires a special, enhanced kind of discipline. Discuss. Or rather, let me explain.Read More
This week alarm bells were rung in the UK when the government’s education secretary called attention to a growing problem in young children’s intellectual and academic development. Official figures now show that over a quarter (28 percent) of four- and five-year-olds do not meet communication and literacy levels, which for example means they are “unable to communicate in full sentences” by the time they enter primary school.Read More
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
One of the more persistent urban myths is that we only use ten percent of our brains. The technical term for this theory in the cognitive science community is ‘horseshit’.
It’s just not true. We don’t use all of our brains all of the time, but we do use all of it for something some of the time, meaning it all gets used.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