I really enjoyed having Rex E. Jung lecture in class. He started out talking about his very impressive background and what other fields he has done research and been published in. These included intelligence, traumatic brain injury, lupis/autoimmune disease, and creativity just to name a few. His focus for this lecture, however, was creativity. Although we did get him side tracked for a while talking about Einstein. His creativity lecture began with talking about the lies we have been told about creativity. These included that creativity is only on the right side of the brain and that it can't be taught. Then he talked about some of the trends of creativity. The one I found most interesting was that creative people put out a lot of stuff, not necessarily good stuff, but a lot of stuff. He also talked about the process of creativity (Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, and Verification). He ended the lecture with talking about the ways we could teach ourselves to become more creative. He called this process the 5 P's. Prepare- collect ideas to put together in novel ways. Practice- that 10,000 hours to become an expert is likely right. Play- unstructured cognitive activity. Produce- put a lot of ideas out into the world. Persevere- keep trying and failing and trying!
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