What Emotions Help Creativity?
Creativity is full of emotion, from the anxiety of the blank computer screen and the frustration of facing inevitable obstacles to the elation of insight and pride of achievement. Creativity scholars have learned a great deal by examining the role of emotions in creativity for at least 35 years. The biggest and most reliable lesson from this research is that creative idea generation is most successful when people are in happy, energized states. So, it would seem that in order to be creative, one should be happy. Indeed, readers may have seen this research translated into advice to those […]
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