Creativity and the Wandering Mind

Creativity and the Wandering Mind
Author: David D. Preiss,Diego Cosmelli,James C. Kaufman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2020-06-20
ISBN: 0128166142
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and the Wandering Mind Book Excerpt:

Creativity and the Wandering Mind: Spontaneous and Controlled Cognition summarizes research on the impact of mind wandering and cognitive control on creativity, including imagination, fantasy and play. Most coverage in this area has either focused on the negative consequences of mind wandering on focused problem solving or the positive effect of mindfulness, but not on the positive consequences of mind wandering. This volume bridges that gap. Research indicates that most people experience mind wandering during a large percentage of their waking time, and that it is a baseline default mode of brain function during the awake but resting state. This volume explores the different kinds of mind wandering and its positive impact on imagination, play, problem-solving, and creative production. Discusses spontaneous and controlled processes in creativity Examines the relationship between mind wandering, consciousness, and imagination Reviews research on problem-solving, imagination, play, and learning Highlights the positive impact of mind wandering on creative thought and output

The Wandering Mind

The Wandering Mind
Author: Michael C. Corballis
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-10-28
ISBN: 022641891X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wandering Mind Book Excerpt:

"Does the fact that as much as fifty percent of our waking hours [finds] us failing to focus on the task at hand represent a problem? Michael Corballis doesn't think so, and with [this book], he shows us why, rehabilitating woolgathering and revealing its ... useful effects. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Corballis [posits that] mind-wandering not only frees us from moment-to-moment drudgery, but also from the limitations of our immediate selves"--Amazon.com.

The Wandering Mind

The Wandering Mind
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mindwandering

Mindwandering
Author: Moshe Bar
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN: 1408888041
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindwandering Book Excerpt:

'An original, provocative and fascinating new theory by one of the world's leading neuroscientists about why the mind wanders - and when and why it's good for you' Daniel Gilbert 'A gentle and humane book that should be read by everyone interested in the human mind and the human brain' Andy Clark Our brains are noisy. Certain regions are always grinding away at involuntary activities like daydreaming, worrying about the future and self-chatter, taking up to forty-seven percent of our waking time. This is mindwandering – and while it can tug your attention away from the present and contribute to anxiety, cognitive neuroscientist Moshe Bar reveals that there is a method behind this apparent madness. Mindwandering is the first popular book to explore the multi-faceted phenomenon of our wandering minds and the cutting-edge new research behind it. Bar combines his decades of research to explain the benefits and the possible cost of mindwandering within the broader context of psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry and philosophy, providing us with practical knowledge that can help you: - Develop your sense of self, better relate to others, and make associations that help you understand the world around you - Increase your ability to focus by understanding when to wander – and when not to - Magnify and enrich your experiences by learning about full immersion - Stimulate your creativity by combing through the past and making predictions about the future - Boost your mood by unleashing your mind.

Encyclopedia of Creativity

Encyclopedia of Creativity
Author: Mark A. Runco,Steven R. Pritzker
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1502
Release: 2020-04-12
ISBN: 0128156155
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Creativity Book Excerpt:

Creativity influences each of our lives and is essential for the advancement of society. The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity helped establish the study of creativity as a field of research in itself. The second edition, published in 2011, was named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication. Featuring 232 chapters, across 2 volumes, the third edition of this important work provides updated information on the full range of creativity research. There has been an enormous increase in research on the topic throughout the world in many different disciplines. Some areas covered in this edition include the arts and humanities, business, education, mental and physical health, neuroscience, psychology, the creative process and technology. Fundamental subjects are discussed such as the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, the relationship of creativity to mental health, intelligence and learning styles, and the process of being creative. Creativity is discussed within specific disciplines including acting, architecture, art, dance, film, government, interior design, magic, mathematics, medicine, photography, science, sports, tourism and writing. A wide range of topics are covered. Here is a partial overview by topic: Business and organizational creativity: Advertising, Creative Economies, Creativity Consulting and Coaching, Corporate Creativity, Creativity Exercises, Entrepreneurship, Group Dynamics, Innovation, Leadership, Management of Creative People, Patents, Teams, and Training. The Cognitive Aspects of Creativity: Altered and Transitional States, Analogies, Attention, Breadth of Attention, Cognitive Style, Divergent Thinking, Flow and Optimal Experience, Knowledge, Logic and Reasoning, Metacognition, Mental Models, Memory, Metaphors, Mind Wandering, Mindfulness, Problem-Finding, Problem-Solving, and Remote Associates. The Creative Process: Attribution, Constraints, Discovery, Insight, Inspiration, Intentionality, Motivation, Risk-Taking, and Tolerance for Ambiguity. Education: Children’s Creativity, , Education, Intelligence, Knowledge, Metacognition, Play, Prodigies, Programs And Courses, Talent And Teaching Creativity. Neuroscience Research: Cellular Matter, Grey Matter, Cellular Density; EEG, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Fmri), Music and The Brain, Pupillometry, Systems, The Cerebellum and Transcranial Electrical Stimulation. Psychology: The Big 5 Personality Characteristics, Bipolar Mood Disorders, Childhood Trauma, Depression, Deviance, Dreams, Emotions, Expressive Arts, Grit, Introversion, Jungian Theory, Mad Genius Controversy, Openness, Schizotypy, Suicide, Therapy and Counseling Trauma and Transcendence and Transforming Illness and Visual Art. Social Aspects of Creativity: Awards, Birth Order, Criticism, Consensual Assessment, Diversity, Eminence, Families, Friendships and Social Networks, Geeks, Mentors, Millennials, Networking, Rewards, And Sociology. Society and Creativity: Awards, Climate For Creativity, Cross-Cultural Creativity, Destruction Of Creativity, Law And Society, Social Psychology, Social Transformation, Voting, War, and Zeitgeist. Technology: Chats, Computational Creativity, Computerized Text Analysis, Gaming, Memes, Networks and Maps, and Virtual Reality.

Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity

Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity
Author: Ronald A. Beghetto,Giovanni Emanuele Corazza
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN: 3319991639
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity Book Excerpt:

This edited volume provides a venue for scholars whose work challenges the typical, static conceptions, and methods of studying creativity. More specifically, the book will serve as an effort to introduce more dynamic definitions, conceptions, and approaches for studying creativity in the context of educational practice. By doing so, it feeds the strong contemporary need for more dynamic conceptions of creativity in educational settings. This is particularly important given the fast evolution of modern society and the widespread consensus that efforts to develop creative potential should be democratized -- extending well beyond the boundaries of the gifted subset and the walls of the classroom. This work recognizes that more dynamic perspectives on creativity are necessary for understanding its complexity, value, and meaning in educational contexts.

Creative Learning in Digital and Virtual Environments

Creative Learning in Digital and Virtual Environments
Author: Vlad P. Glăveanu,Ingunn Johanne Ness,Constance de Saint Laurent
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-11-11
ISBN: 1000223329
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Learning in Digital and Virtual Environments Book Excerpt:

Originally published as a special issue of the Creativity Research Journal, this volume gives a balanced and reflective account of the challenges and opportunities of technology-enabled creative learning in contemporary societies. Providing a current and updated account of the challenges posed by the Coronavirus to online education, chapters more broadly offer conceptual reflections and empirically informed insights into the impact of technology on individual and collective creativity and learning. These thoughts are explored in relation to school achievement, the development of digital educational resources, online collaboration, and virtual working. Further, the book also considers how the creative use of technology poses risks to learning through the accidental or deliberate dissemination of misinformation, and online manipulation of common societal values in the era of COVID-19. Creative Learning in Digital and Virtual Environments looks at the connection between creativity, learning, and school achievement, and analyses the impact of virtual environments on creative expression. It will appeal to postgraduate students in the fields of creativity and learning, as well as to students and academics involved with broader research in areas such as the role of technology in education, e-Learning and distance education. Vlad P. Glăveanu is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology and Counselling at Webster University Geneva, Switzerland, as well as Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway. Ingunn Johanne Ness is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology, University of Bergen, Norway. Constance de Saint Laurent is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Coaching Creativity

Coaching Creativity
Author: Jen Gash
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN: 1317336291
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coaching Creativity Book Excerpt:

Creativity and coaching are two of the buzzwords of the twenty-first century and yet little is known about how to coach creativity. In business, education, health and many other fields there is an increasing acknowledgement of the importance of innovation and recognition of what is lost when creativity is lacking. In Coaching Creativity, Jen Gash explores the history, science and practice of "creativity" by artists, makers and creators, translating this into practical advice for coaches. The book investigates the concept of creativity and examines the theories surrounding it from psychological, neurological and biological perspectives. It then takes a more practical look at the "doing" of creativity and explores the use of creativity in therapeutic settings. A model of coaching creativity is presented which acknowledges its diverse and individual nature. The book also includes are tools, case studies and ideas for coaching creativity including contributions from a wide range of coaches. Coaching Creativity will be inspiring reading for coaches of all backgrounds, including business and organisational coaches, those in training, and others in the helping professions looking to enhance their practice. It is essential reading for all coaches who aim to support clients’ creative goals and use creativity in their own practice. It fills important gaps in current coach education and practice.

The Creative Writer s Mind

The Creative Writer s Mind
Author: Nigel Krauth
Publsiher: Channel View Publications
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN: 1800415370
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Writer s Mind Book Excerpt:

What goes on in creative writers’ heads when they write? What can cognitive psychology, neuroscience, literary studies and previous research in creative writing studies tell creative writers about the processes of their writing mind? Creative writers have for centuries undertaken cognitive research. Some described cognition in vivid exegetical essays, but most investigated the mind in creative writing itself, in descriptions of the thinking of characters in fiction, poetry and plays. The inner voicings and inner visualising revealed in Greek choruses, in soliloquies, in stream-of-consciousness narratives are creative writers’ ‘research results’ from studying their own cognition, and the thinking of others. The Creative Writer’s Mind is a book for creative writers: it sets out to cross the gap between creative writing and science, between the creative arts and cognitive research.

Creativity Education and Rehabilitation

Creativity  Education and Rehabilitation
Author: Massimiliano Palmiero,Laura Piccardi,Raffaella Nori,Liana Palermo,Carola Salvi,Cecilia Guariglia
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN: 2889630358
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity Education and Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Creativity has the potential to improve quality of life. It can also be conceived as a tool in educational and rehabilitation settings. Therefore, it is the aim of this Research Topic to further show how creativity can be used and encourage the application of creativity in pedagogical and clinical contexts.

Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom
Author: Alane Jordan Starko
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2021-12-22
ISBN: 1000479234
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

Now in its seventh edition, Creativity in the Classroom helps teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Ideal reading for any course dealing wholly or partially with creativity and teaching, this foundational textbook covers definitions, research, and theory in the first half, and reflects on classroom practices in the second. Thoroughly revised and updated, the seventh edition features new research on neuroscience and creativity in specific disciplines; new sections on social-emotional learning, teaching engineering, and leadership; and an entire new chapter on building creativity at the school or district level.

The Power of the Wandering Mind

The Power of the Wandering Mind
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9788291405551
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Everyday Creativity and the Healthy Mind

Everyday Creativity and the Healthy Mind
Author: Ruth Richards
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2018-08-20
ISBN: 1137557664
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Creativity and the Healthy Mind Book Excerpt:

As human beings we all have creative potential, a quality essential to human development and a vital component to healthy and happy lives. However this may often remain stifled by the choices we make, or ways in which we choose to live in our daily lives. Framed by the “Four Ps of Creativity” – product, person, process, press – this book offers an alternative understanding of the fundamentals of ordinary creativity. Ruth Richards highlights the importance of “process”, circumventing our common preoccupation with the product, or creative outcome, of creativity. By focusing instead on the creator and the creative process, she demonstrates how we may enhance our relationships with life, beauty, future possibilities, and one another. This book illustrates how our daily life styles and choices, as well as our environments, may enable and allow creativity; whereas environments not conducive to creative flow may kill creative potential. Also explored are questions of ‘normality’, beauty and nuance in creativity, as well as creative relationships.

The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought

The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought
Author: Kieran C.R. Fox,Kalina Christoff
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-05-16
ISBN: 0190464763
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought Book Excerpt:

Where do spontaneous thoughts come from? It may be surprising that the seemingly straightforward answers "from the mind" or "from the brain" are in fact an incredibly recent understanding of the origins of spontaneous thought. For nearly all of human history, our thoughts - especially the most sudden, insightful, and important - were almost universally ascribed to divine or other external sources. Only in the past few centuries have we truly taken responsibility for their own mental content, and finally localized thought to the central nervous system - laying the foundations for a protoscience of spontaneous thought. But enormous questions still loom: what, exactly, is spontaneous thought? Why does our brain engage in spontaneous forms of thinking, and when is this most likely to occur? And perhaps the question most interesting and accessible from a scientific perspective: how does the brain generate and evaluate its own spontaneous creations? Spontaneous thought includes our daytime fantasies and mind-wandering; the flashes of insight and inspiration familiar to the artist, scientist, and inventor; and the nighttime visions we call dreams. This Handbook brings together views from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, phenomenology, history, education, contemplative traditions, and clinical practice to begin to address the ubiquitous but poorly understood mental phenomena that we collectively call 'spontaneous thought.' In studying such an abstruse and seemingly impractical subject, we should remember that our capacity for spontaneity, originality, and creativity defines us as a species - and as individuals. Spontaneous forms of thought enable us to transcend not only the here and now of perceptual experience, but also the bonds of our deliberately-controlled and goal-directed cognition; they allow the space for us to be other than who we are, and for our minds to think beyond the limitations of our current viewpoints and beliefs.

Creativity and Mental Imagery

Creativity and Mental Imagery
Author: Massimiliano Palmiero,Laura Piccardi,Raffaella Nori,Liana Palermo,Carola Salvi,Cecilia Guariglia
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN: 2889199940
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Mental Imagery Book Excerpt:

Creativity is increasingly attracting attention of scientific community given its role in different aspects of human life. So far we have only began to understand its complexity and how it correlates with other cognitive processes. A further understanding of its key processes is essential to better implement applications of creativity tools to daily life. Therefore, it is the aim of this Research Topics to further elucidate how creativity can be measured, and its components, such as mental imagery, are determined.

The Creative Self

The Creative Self
Author: Maciej Karwowski,James C. Kaufman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2017-02-22
ISBN: 0128099054
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Self Book Excerpt:

The Creative Self reviews and summarizes key theories, studies, and new ideas about the role and significance self-beliefs play in one’s creativity. It untangles the interrelated constructs of creative self-efficacy, creative metacognition, creative identity, and creative self-concept. It explores how and when creative self-beliefs are formed as well as how creative self-beliefs can be strengthened. Part I discusses how creativity plays a part in one’s self-identity and its relationship with free will and efficacy. Part II discusses creativity present in day-to-day life across the lifespan. Part III highlights the intersection of the creative self with other variables such as mindset, domains, the brain, and individual differences. Part IV explores methodology and culture in relation to creativity. Part V, discusses additional constructs or theories that offer promise for future research on creativity Explores how beliefs about one’s creativity are part of one’s identity Investigates the development of self-beliefs about creativity Identifies external and personality factors influencing self-beliefs about creativity Incorporates worldwide research with cross-disciplinary contributors

Intrusive Thinking

Intrusive Thinking
Author: Peter W. Kalivas,Martin P. Paulus
Publsiher: Strungmann Forum Reports
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN: 0262542374
Category: Cognitive neuroscience
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intrusive Thinking Book Excerpt:

"This volume explores the neurological and behavioral mechanisms and processes involved in intrusive thinking and suggests avenues for future clinically relevant research"--

Unlocking Your Creativity

Unlocking Your Creativity
Author: Doreen Marcial Poreba
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN: 1615647732
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking Your Creativity Book Excerpt:

Creativity is the engine that drives business innovation, and it's also the path to personal self-fulfillment. Unfortunately, the busier and more complicated life gets, the more difficult it is to relax and let creative ideas flow. Idiot's Guide: Unlocking Your Creativity helps readers get past the barriers that keep them from being creative at work and in their daily lives. In this book readers get: -- A tangible overview of creative thinking and the creative process, and how getting better at it will improve work performance as well as personal happiness. -- Advice for leading or being part of a creative team, and how best to work together to come up with solutions and innovations. -- Dozens of engaging exercises to help jump-start creativity. -- Tips for creative problem solving as an individual or team. -- Stories of how people have faced and overcome creative challenges in a variety of situations. -- Help with finding a creative outlet that matches ones interests and talents and makes them feel excited. -- A systematic process for learning to bring creativity to every aspect of one's life.

Neuroscience and Philosophy

Neuroscience and Philosophy
Author: Felipe De Brigard,Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN: 0262045435
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Philosophers and neuroscientists address central issues in both fields, including morality, action, mental illness, consciousness, perception, and memory. Philosophers and neuroscientists grapple with the same profound questions involving consciousness, perception, behavior, and moral judgment, but only recently have the two disciplines begun to work together. This volume offers fourteen original chapters that address these issues, each written by a team that includes at least one philosopher and one neuroscientist who integrate disciplinary perspectives and reflect the latest research in both fields. Topics include morality, empathy, agency, the self, mental illness, neuroprediction, optogenetics, pain, vision, consciousness, memory, concepts, mind wandering, and the neural basis of psychological categories. The chapters first address basic issues about our social and moral lives: how we decide to act and ought to act toward each other, how we understand each other’s mental states and selves, and how we deal with pressing social problems regarding crime and mental or brain health. The following chapters consider basic issues about our mental lives: how we classify and recall what we experience, how we see and feel objects in the world, how we ponder plans and alternatives, and how our brains make us conscious and create specific mental states.

The Mind

The Mind
Author: E. Bruce Goldstein
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 0262358778
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind Book Excerpt:

An accessible and engaging account of the mind and its connection to the brain. The mind encompasses everything we experience, and these experiences are created by the brain--often without our awareness. Experience is private; we can't know the minds of others. But we also don't know what is happening in our own minds. In this book, E. Bruce Goldstein offers an accessible and engaging account of the mind and its connection to the brain. He takes as his starting point two central questions--what is the mind? and what is consciousness?--and leads readers through topics that range from conceptions of the mind in popular culture to the wiring system of the brain. Throughout, he draws on the latest research, explaining its significance and relevance.