3 Ways to Boost the Creative Cognitive Process
People believe they either belong in one group or another. There do not believe in a middle ground. For example, people think, “If I were not born creative, I would never be able to achieve.
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People have the instinct to downplay their creativity or limit their creative productivity. For example, many think they are not creative because they were not born with the creativity gene or have any innovative attributes.
Born Without the Creative Cognitive Process
Having a lack of those attributes can quickly turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy. They are resulting in a loss of their confidence. People often fall into the misconception that they are either creative or not.
People believe they either belong in one group or another. There do not believe in a middle ground. For example, people think, “If I were not born creative, I would never be able to achieve creativity.”
The Creativity Gene Myth
The “I’m just not creative” and “I’m creative” groups of people are imaginary—they are not one or the other. They are all creative people as children. It is just that their creativity has been put on hold as they age and start to deal with the reality of everyday life.
A psychologist at Yale University, David Perkins, wrote that creativity is the product of normal cognitive processes that most people use in their everyday lives.
Since that paper was published, Perkin's conclusions have been examined and approved by many psychological experts. The research also has supported a universal debate that creativity methods aren’t that fantastic.
3 Creative Cognitive Processes:
The first creative cognitive process is named “directed remembering.” It is the skill to channel the memory to make conscious an experience or a piece of knowledge that meets specific criteria. For example, think about as many countries as you can name that start with the letter C. You need to engage in the same feeling as scientists, mathematicians, and historians.
A second creative cognitive process is known as “noticing.” It is when people are aware of the similarities between one problem and another. For example, observe a child build a wooden block tower. They are mindful that specific arrangements work better over others (based on their prior experiences building with blocks) and then make the appropriate corrections based on their previous outcomes.
The third creative cognitive process consists of everyday life with innovative thinking, called “contrary recognition.” It is the ability to identify objects in other crucial, creative processes, but not for what they were intended to be, but rather something else.
For example, they may find a cloud in the sky that looks like a particular animal (dog, the Cat in the Hat, etc.) Or perhaps they may be in a social situation and find someone who looks identical to their brother. This ability strikes our imagination and lets us interpret events in imaginative ways.
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