Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsWe saw previously how the deeply-ingrained idea of creativity being only for certain people can affect our behavior. This idea, however, is a myth. In the study of creativity in general and our own creativity in particular, it is important to look at how other myths may be influencing our perspectives. What are you feeling on the following questions, and how they may affect your daily life? What kinds of jobs do you think are only for creative people? Which jobs do you consider to be non-creative? Do you feel motivated to work harder on creative projects if it will bring in more money? Is time pressure likely to stimulate your creative nature? Does competition push you to be more creative?

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 secondsAre you productive under this kind of pressure? Be sure to take adequate time to think over these questions, and post your responses in the comment box below. Remember to be truthful about your motivations; we want to know what you really think.

Myth of creativity

We may be easily controlled by others’ ideology. Also, the cognitive differences for creativity affects our behaviors. Let’s discuss these concepts and share your opinions with us and your fellow learners.

Which is most creative and why?

What is creativity? What are your criteria recognizing something of creativity? Before we introduce the definition of creativity, we want to listen to your own definition first. In this exercise, we chose some video in which some people introduce themselves. Those videos might be in different forms, but the main idea is the same: they are trying to introduce themselves in a creative way.

By clicking into, you can check all the videos out. While watching those videos, you might have preference on specific introduction video and come up with your own definition of creativity.

Don’t let the inspiration slip away! Make comments and share your thoughts with other learners in the comments on this step. Give us three reasons why you think a successful video is creative. But remember, the explanation should be clear and understandable. Some wrong examples are: creative, fabulous, amazing, good…etc.

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Using Creative Problem Solving

National Chiao Tung University