Studies Show Hufflepuff Key to Creativity

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Creativity isn’t the lucky gift it seems. “This research demonstrates that persistence is a critical determinant of creative performance and that people may undervalue and underutilize persistence in everyday creative problem solving,” write authors Brain Lucas and Loran Nordgren from Northwestern University. Continue reading

Creativity in the Membrane, Creativity in the Brain

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Researcher: “Cultivation of the basic personality features of openness to experience in children and adolescents may increase an individual’s trait creativity and, thereby, facilitate divergent thinking and creative achievement.” Continue reading

Disruptus from Funnybone Toys — Creativity-Boosting Game Not Just for Adults

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I’m always on the lookout for games or books that help inspire some creativity in my children, and I’ve recently stumbled upon an interesting game that, although more likely to be pegged as a game for adults, has a lot of potential with a younger audience. The game is called Disruptus, and my oldest (age 6) has been enjoying playing a round or two each day. Let me show you how it works. Continue reading

Imagining Awesome: Kid Art Inspires Graphic Artist (GeekDad Weekly Rewind)

Unless some anti-Hoarder purge destroyed your personal archive, there is a good chance that a stack of high-concept, low-quality artwork can be found in your home. It is the byproduct of countless hours as a kid turning blank sheets of … Continue reading