The Creative Press
The Creative Environment: Blocks, Barriers and Squelchers
o Habitat and Learning
Things we say or do that inhibit creativity.
o Rules and Traditions
Customized ways of doing things.
Seeing things in certain ways.
Ways to change your perspective.
Society in which you’re raised in and how it affects your
Making small adaptations to products that exist.
Any block that interferes with clear thinking.
o Resource Barriers
The Creative Environment
Carl Rogers (1962)
o Important Environmental Issues for Individual to Thrive Creatively
“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.
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