Monday, February 16, 2009

Kathy Goff on Creativity

2nd break out session - Dr. Goff - research in adult creativity

Creativity stimulates the brain (good brain health)

Cross lateral exercise - point right index, stick left thumb up (switch faster faster faster)

Creativity types:

Fluency - ability to come up with lots of ideas (e.g. brainstorming) true brainstorming session has no judging - there are no stupid ideas they all go up

Flexible - people who can think from other point of views

Originality - come up with something for the 1st time

Elaboration - detail person to fill in the spaces

You need all types for the creativity process.

You know yourself by knowing your creativity.

tips on being creative:
-look for the 2nd right answer
-play with the wording to see if the answer changes
-challenge the rules you use to govern your day to day activities
-cultivate your imagination with items that will have positive outcomes

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