What goes on when we see images in our mind? And is the strength and vividness of these images related to our ability to think creativity? Kathryn Friedlander talks us through the new findings from her recent journal article and argues that it all might depend on what kind of imagery we tend to conjure up.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Creativity
What makes creatives stand out from the crowd?
We’re looking for interesting and creative people to take part in our current survey exploring how personality and attitudes relate to creative potential and wellbeing.
The survey is being run by our fabulous MSc student Kathleen, here at the University of Buckingham’s CREATE hub.
Intrigued? Just click here to find our more. The survey will take you about 15-20mins to complete and it’s totally anonymous.
Full survey link: https://buckingham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/personality-creative-potential-and-wellbeing-survey
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Calling All Sewists!
Do you sew garments at home for yourself or others? We’re currently running a survey looking at the reasons people sew garments, together with some other aspects of personality which may be relevant. This is a really interesting leisure activity, but it’s heavily under-researched, so the findings are going to be fascinating.
The survey should only take about 20 minutes to complete, and it’s totally anonymous. Please do consider taking part, by clicking the link here to find out more!
Creativity and Leisure in COVID-19 – an update
We recently published our findings about creative pursuits under lockdown in a Frontiers Special Issue on ‘Creativity and Innovation in Times of Crisis (COVID-19)’. Here’s the take-away summary of what we found.Continue reading
Creativity and Leisure in COVID-19
Kathryn Friedlander explores a few ways in which creative thought and activities can help us during lockdown. Take part in our survey to help us understand more!Continue reading
Let’s Be Creative: What’s new in creativity research?
Philip Fine tells us about a newly published eBook looking at novel ways of researching creativity.
Though creativity has many definitions, it essentially describes behaviours which lead to novel and meaningful products and outcomes. We can observe creativity in all domains of human behaviour, thought and experience, including creative cognition and problem-solving (divergent thinking and insight), artistic performance (music, dance) and creative design and production (art, design, fashion).
The State of the Creative Art: What’s new in creativity research?
Philip Fine tells us about a new collection of articles looking at novel ways of researching creativity.
What is creativity? Why are some people more creative than others? What do we know about the creative process? How do people decide whether one product is more creative than another?
‘How to Boost your Creativity’ – podcast
Join the University of Buckingham’s CREATE-hub researcher Dr. Gill Hill as she talks about her creativity research alongside Professor James Kaufman, in the latest BPS Research Digest podcast.
New MSc by Research – Psychology of Creativity and Performance Expertise
We’re proud to offer an MSc by Research in the Psychology of Creativity and Performance Expertise, here at the University of Buckingham, with entry dates in September and January each year. This MSc is ideal for those with a first degree in Psychology who wish to take their knowledge further in this exciting field. Students can be full- or part-time.
‘Great Creatives’ – are they really all male and white?
Gill Hill asks us to consider whether we are perpetuating the stereotype of the ‘creative white male’ in the incidental references to ‘Creative Greats’ we use in our talks and publications.