Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 7, 2010 - Psychology - 384 pages
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Research-based techniques that show everyone how to expand creativity and increase productivity


Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson?s provocative book, published in partnership with Harvard Health Publications, reveals why creativity isn't something only scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy; in fact, all of us use our creative brains every day at home, work and play.  Each of us has the ability to increase our mental functioning and creativity by learning to move flexibly among several brain states.


  • Explains seven brain states or "brainsets" and their functions as related to creativity, productivity, and innovation
  • Provides quizzes, exercises, and self-tests to activate each of these seven brainsets to unlock our maximum creativity

Your Creative Brain, called by critics a ?new classic? in the field of creativity, offers inspiring suggestions that can be applied in both one?s personal and professional life.

 

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User Review  - newtonco - LibraryThing

Author Shelley Carson teaches a popular course at Harvard: 'Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses and Harvard Students.' In 'Your Creative Brain,' Carson discusses research on what it is that drives creative ... Read full review

Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps To Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

User Review  - Mary Ann Hughes - Book Verdict

Basing this book on her Harvard psychology course, Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses, and Harvard Students, Carson sees creativity in a broader context—not just coming up with new ideas but being able to ... Read full review

Contents

YourMentalComfortZone
13
Tour Your Creative Brain
39
creative process
55
part 2
71
Accessing
103
Accessing the Connect Brainset
123
Accessing the Reason Brainset
155
Accessing the Evaluate Brainset
181
Accessing the Stream Brainset
233
Putting the CREATES Strategies to Work
257
Applying the Brainsets to RealWorld Creativity
279
Appendixes
293
The Token Economy System
305
Notes
311
References
339
About the Author
357

Accessing the Transform
207

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About the author (2010)

Shelley Carson, Ph.D., teaches, conducts research, and publishes on the topics of creativity, psychopathology, and resilience at Harvard University. Her work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, CNN, and NPR, and she has won multiple teaching awards for her popular course Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses, and Harvard Students.

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