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Wired to create : unraveling the mysteries of the creative mind / Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire.

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 153.35 KAUFMAN (Text) 37500004324626 Nonfiction Checked out 05/29/2018
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon 153.3 KAU (Text) 36825000838423 Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 153.35 KAU (Text) 78551000524469 Non-Fiction Available -
Tyson Library - Versailles 153.35 KAU (Text) 31070500417197 Adult Nonfiction Canceled Transit -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 153.35 KAUFMAN (Text) 33946003080178 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399174100
  • ISBN: 0399174109
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 252 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Perigee Books, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Messy minds -- Ten things highly creative people do differently -- Imaginative play -- Passion -- 3. Daydreaming -- Solitude -- Intuition -- Openness to experience -- Mindfulness -- Sensitivity -- Turning adversity into advantage -- Thinking differently.
Summary, etc.:
"Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman's groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire's popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the "messy minds" of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman and Gregoire untangle a series of paradoxes-- like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration - to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity. Each chapter explores one of the ten attributes and habits of highly creative people: Imaginative Play * Passion * Daydreaming * Solitude * Intuition * Openness to Experience * Mindfulness * Sensitivity * Turning Adversity into Advantage * Thinking Differently. With insights from the work and lives of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Edison, Josephine Baker, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, musician Thom Yorke, chess champion Josh Waitzkin, video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and many other creative luminaries, Wired to Create helps us better understand creativity - and shows us how to enrich this essential aspect of our lives. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Based on the authors' wildly popular article in the Huffington Post called "18 Things That Creative People Do Differently" (which generated 5 million views and 500,000 Facebook shares in one week), this well-researched and engaging book reveals what we know about creativity, and what anyone can do to enhance this essential aspect of their lives and work"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Creative ability.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
SELF-HELP / Creativity.
PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General.

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