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Creativity

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Transcript of Creativity

Recombination of the unconscious mind
What is creativity?
"The use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work."
Flexibility
The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking
Using one of the shapes below, draw an image or figure
Creativity
Information we are taking in is processed in a different, unique way
vs. Logical Thinking
Structural, rational thought and judgement
The 3 Basic Characteristics of Creativity
The ability to shift view points and look at a problem from a different angle.
The capability to break away from rigidity and overcome strategic habits
Thinking "outside the box"
The understanding of different perspectives & looking at the "big picture"
The Left Brain
The Right Brain
Images & color
Expressing & reading emotions
Intuition
Recognizing faces
Music & creativity
The Brain
Roger W. Sperry
The Left-Brain, Right-Brain Dominance Theory
Language & numbers
Critical thinking
Reasoning
Logic
Both hemispheres work together

One side may specialize more in what it is associated with
Cerebellum
Cerebrum
Creativity involves a widespread neural network
All hemispheres of the brain included in both the cerebrum & cerebellum
Flexibility

Recombination

Insight
Recombination
The rearrangement of familiar elements in a problem to create an original solution.
Information is taken and rearranged...ideas are built upon
Insight
The sudden emergence of an idea or solution without preceding conscious thought or effort
Eureka!
Aha!
Example. There are many different strategies one can use while playing chess

Problems that are resistant to strategies and efforts
It is up to the player to utilize them in their own way
creative breakthrough due to efforts, rest, or becoming stuck
not actively seeking a solution
Example.
"Reframing"
References
"Understanding Creative Thinking - Tuts+ Web Design Article." Web Design Tuts+. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
"Understanding Creativity." - Creativity Tools from MindTools.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
"#5 The Four Most Powerful Types of Creative Thinking." Lateral Action. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
"Teachers First - Thinking Teachers Teaching Thinkers." TeachersFirst. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
" ." PSYCHOLOGY. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
Cherry, Kendra. "Left Brain vs Right Brain Dominance." N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
"The." Psychology Today. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015.
The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. <http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LDO-anK_nLM/TFH0GRxfDOI/AAAAAAAABXk/qYqwm8DngDg/s1600/sample+doodle.jpg>.
"Western Spaghetti by PES." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. <https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=qBjLW5_dGAM>.
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