Creativity and boredom

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  • 1. -Niharika Thakkar, -M.A, Clinical Psychology
  • 2. Giftedness in Childhood, Creativity in Adulthood and Wisdom in later life.. (Sternberg and Lubart, 1999)
  • 3. Creativity is defined as the capacity to produce work that is both novel and useful (Sternberg and Lubart, 1999)
  • 4. ‘Boredom’, is described as something that is •Uninteresting •Dull, drab or a pain •Routine or monotonous •Vast and collective
  • 5. Repetitive Uninteresting Meaningless Monotonous
  • 6. Creativity and coping with boredom. Schubert, Daniel S. Psychiatric Annals, Vol 8(3), Mar 1978, 46-54. & Clara LaFrance, Creativity and Boredom, 2012, Sessions College for professional design, Notes on Design, Wordpress
  • 7. DISCOMFORT RESULTING IN INTRINSIC MOTIVATION
  • 8. Openness to imagination leads to the production of novel and non conforming ideas
  • 9. ..from distraction due to uninteresting or mindless activity
  • 10. A process of unconscious recombination of thought elements that were stimulated through conscious work at one point in time, resulting in novel ideas at some later point in time (Seabrook Rachel, Dienes Zoltan (2003).
  • 11. Creative Pause “Some of the best results come when people stop to think about things that no one else has stopped to think about”- Edward de Bono Resistance
  • 12.  Creativity and coping with boredom. Schubert, Daniel S. Psychiatric Annals, Vol 8(3), Mar 1978, 46-54.  Clara LaFrance, Creativity and Boredom, 2012, Sessions College for professional design, Notes on Design, Wordpress.  Seabrook Rachel, Dienes Zoltan (2003). Incubation in Problem Solving as a context Effect  Christensen, T. Bo (2005). Creative Cognition: Analogy and Incubation. Department of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Denmark  Alan Carr (2004), Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths. Routledge, New York, 2007.  Sternberg, Robert J. (2009). Jaime A. Perkins, Dan Moneypenny, Wilson Co. ed. Cognitive Psychology. CENGAGE Learning