Psychology - Creative Ability

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the ...

Oliver Sacks

Revised and Expanded With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musi...

Published: Sep 2008

Creativity +: The Catalyst for Creati...

"Creativity+ is the perfect launch point for anyone looking to better understand how creativity can be used no matter where you work. Learning should always be this much!" - Theresa Smout, Office of the Special Envoy of the ...

Published: Jul 2018

The Artist's Survival Guide

James Barbour

YOU WILL FAIL. You'll never make it. It's too hard. You'll be a waiter your entire life. You'll give up. Make sure you have something to fall back on. You're a starving artist. Get a real job. Have you heard any of these phrases...

Published: Jan 2021

Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to M...

Shelley Carson

Research-based techniques that show everyone how to expand creativity and increase productivityHarvard psychologist Shelley Carson?s provocative book, published in partnership with Harvard Health Publications, reveals why creativity i...

Published: Sep 2012

Brief Lessons in Rule Breaking

Ilex Press

Find the confidence to take bigger creative risks, get rebellious and stop playing it safe. Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.PicassoWhether it's through disrupting a routine, turning an idea on its head ...

Published: May 2019

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Scott Barry Kaufman

In Ungifted, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman-who was relegated to special education as a child-offers a new way of looking at intelligence. He explores the latest research in genetics, neuroscience, and psychology to challe...

Published: Mar 2015

Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarka...

Gary Klein

Insights-like Darwin's understanding of the way evolution actually works, and Watson and Crick's breakthrough discoveries about the structure of DNA-can change the world. We also need insights into the everyday things that frustrate a...

Published: Sep 2014

The Power of Mindful Learning

Ellen J. Langer

Radical in its implications, this original and important work may change forever the views we hold about the nature of learning. In The Power of Mindful Learning, Ellen Langer uses her innovative theory of mindulness, introduced in he...

Published: Apr 2016

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Fai...

Sarah Lewis

From celebrated art historian, curator, and teacher Sarah Lewis, a fascinating examination of how our most iconic creative endeavors—from innovation to the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attemp...

Published: Mar 2015

Unleashing the Artist Within: Breakin...

Eric Maisel

“Maisel intimately understands the anxieties of the creative process and the psychological landscape that artists inhabit. Strong on the psychology, he is equally strong on practicalities.” — The Writer Magazine...

Published: Feb 2020

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You ...

Alex Soojung Pang

"Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."---Arianna Huffington, New York Times Book ReviewOverwork is the new normal. Rest is something to ...

Published: Jun 2018

Soon: An Overdue History of Procrasti...

Andrew Santella

"Well-researched…[Soon] argues that in many cases eminent figures have done great work while putting off work they were supposed to be doing. Procrastination might, for some people, be part of innovation and the creative proces...

Published: Dec 2018

Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of...

Joshua Wolf Shenk

“This is a book about magic, about the Beatles, about the chemistry between people, about neuroscience, and about the buddy system; it examines love and hate, harmony and dissonance, and everything in between. The result is wise, fu...

Published: Apr 2015

Finish This Book

Keri Smith

From the author of Wreck This Journal, a collaborative creative journey where you complete the book Dear Reader, One dark and stormy night, author Keri Smith found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park. She collecte...

Published: Sep 2011

Seeing What Others Cannot See: The Hi...

Thomas G. West

For over 25 years, Thomas G. West has been a leading advocate for the importance of visual thinking, visual technologies and the creative potential of individuals with dyslexia and other learning differences. In this new book, he inve...

Published: Jun 2017
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