Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Read an excerpt from Ruth Richard’s book “Everyday Creativity!”

04/30/2012
Ruth Richards

Artists don’t have a monopoly on creativity.  Saybrook faculty member Ruth Richards can tell you:  she’s done the research.

One of the leading researchers on creativity today, her work specializes in the creativity that every human being uses, and needs, to get through their lives.  The kind of creativity that lets us find a shorter commute or make a better sandwich … or change the course of our lives.

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The Role of Women in Conflict Resolution

04/30/2012

A widespread notion persists: that women, when compared with their male counterparts, are more naturally inclined toward peace. Is moral superiority a feminine virtue? Traditionally, women are characterized as maternal, nurturing, and gentle; whereas men are seen as having a propensity for violence and belligerence. Women talk about their problems; men solve conflict physically, requiring an outlet for their “natural” aggression. When female-perpetrated violence does occur, it is treated as unnatural or aberrant. This binary notion of gender is reinforced through socio-cultural stereotyping.

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CREATIVITY IN THE NEWS

04/25/2012

Study Reveals Global Creativity Gap

Universal Concern that Creativity is Suffering at Work and School

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CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/24/2012

“The construct of everyday creativity is defined in terms of human originality at work and leisure across the diverse activities of everyday life. It is seen as central to human survival, and, to some extent, it is (and must be) found in everyone. Because everyday creativity is not just about what one does, but also how, creative process as well as product are observed.”
Ruth Richards

 

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CREATIVITY RESOURCES

04/24/2012

Interested in Creativity & Education?
Top Twelve List of ‘Must Watch’ TED Talks

  1. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
     
  2. Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the revolution.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html

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New resource available in peace journalism

04/23/2012

In April 2012 the first issue of The Peace Journalist appeared. The developing field known as peace journalism is distinguished by editors and reporters making choices that improve the prospects  for peace. These choices, including how to frame stories and carefully choosing which words are used, create an atmosphere conducive to peace and supportive of peace initiatives and peacemakers, without compromising the basic principles of good journalism. Peace journalism gives peacemakers a voice while making peace initiatives and non-violent solutions more visible and viable.

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DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

“The mainspring of creativity appears to be the same tendency which we discover so deeply as the curative force in psychotherapy – man’s tendency to actualize himself, to become his potentialities.” 

Carl R. Rogers

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DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

“Whatever sphere we may be in, there is a profound joy in the realization that we are helping to form the structure of the new world. This is creative courage, however minor or fortuitous our creations may be.”

Rollo May

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DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Albert Einstein

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DAILY CREATIVE INSPIRATION

04/17/2012

"The creative act is not hanging on, but yielding to a new creative movement. Awe is what moves us forward."

Joseph Campbell

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