Creative Press

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Texas A&M University
Educational Psychology
EPSY 430

Keith Owen 10/3/13 EPSY 430 The Creative Press The Creative Environment: Blocks, Barriers and Squelchers  Davis (2006) o Habitat and Learning  Things we say or do that inhibit creativity. o Rules and Traditions  Customized ways of doing things.  Well-learned, well-engrained. o Blocks  Perceptual  Seeing things in certain ways.  Ways to change your perspective.  Cultural  Society in which you’re raised in and how it affects your creativity.  Making small adaptations to products that exist.  Emotional  Any block that interferes with clear thinking. o Resource Barriers  Time  Money  People The Creative Environment  Carl Rogers (1962) o Important Environmental Issues for Individual to Thrive Creatively  Psychological Safety  “Creative Climate” must mirror and embrace what individual is trying to accomplish.  The ability to get your ideas across.  Society’s willingness to defer judgment until full realization/implications are discovered.  No harsh or pre-emptive criticism.  Rhodes (1987) o Environmental Elements Essential for Creativity  Basic Needs of Society met  Van Gundy (1987) o Cool Creative Climate in Culture  Society not responsive or receptive to idea/innovation. o Status Hierarchies  Not in a position to s
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