Accessing Creativity

 Read:Simonton, D. K. (2017).  Creativity. In R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds),ActionsNoba textbook series: Psychology.Watch:A video with Dewitt Jones, a National Geographic photographer titled Everyday Creativity.  Access Everyday Creativity with the following link:Jones, D., Everyday Creativity. (Links to an external site.)Also access and watch the following two videos:Creativity Science (Links to an external site.)Creativity Science How To Be Creative | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios (Links to an external site.)How To Be Creative | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

Use the following template to respond to your readings and activities about accessing creativity.

Accessing Creativity Template

 

Answer the following questions. Do some explaining. You are expected to write one or two substantial paragraphs for each response.

Response Questions:

What is the advantage to finding multiple right answers? Explain and relate an example.

 

 

How does one prepare for a creative experience? Explain and relate an example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does fear stifle creativity? How does one combat personal fear to allow creativity to flourish?

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does one put one’s self into a place of most potential, a place that provides the best chance of getting multiple right answers? Explain and relate an example.

 

 

 

 

 

How does one keep open to possibilities and potential to produce creative results? Relate an example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you agree or disagree with Simonton’s three criteria (original, usefull & surprising) to determine creativity? Defend your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Identify somone you believe to be creative and explain why you believe that person is creative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Describe a painting, sculpture, novel, movie, solution, invention or other work that you believe is creative. Explain why you believe the work is creative.