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Global Optimum

Feb 26, 2019

This episode features:

-Do you need 10,000 hours of practice to be an expert?

-What is the connection between creativity and mental illness

-Can drugs make you more creative?

-Can electrically stimulating your brain make you more creative?

-Are smarter people more creative?

-How do psychologists measure creativity

-Which personality trait predicts creativity

-Techniques for enhancing creativity


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Apply Psychology:

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DeYoung, C. G., Flanders, J. L., & Peterson, J. B. (2008). Cognitive abilities involved in insight problem solving: An individual differences model. Creativity Research Journal, 20(3), 278-290.

Kaufman, S. B., & Gregoire, C. (2016). Wired to create: Unraveling the mysteries of the creative mind. Penguin.

Simonton, D. K. (1988). Scientific genius: A psychology of science. Cambridge University Press.

Stanley, K. O., & Lehman, J. (2015). Why greatness cannot be planned: The myth of the objective. Springer.

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Check This Rec:

Plomin, R. (2018). Blueprint: How DNA makes us who we are. MIT Press.