The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers

shockwebpic_habitsoforiginalthinkersHow do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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How To Be Creative: Navigating The Creative Process

shockleewebpic_howtobecreativePBSThe mysteries of creativity are similar to the mysteries of the universe; seeking to understand these require constant exploration, open-mindedness, constantly chasing down leads that may not go anywhere, sometimes you come across a great discovery, achievement or ‘happy accident’ and sometimes it’s the journey of the experience which teaches or enlightens you to things you may not have discovered otherwise.

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Music As Medicine: Study Shows It Can Be More Effective Than Drugs

shockleewebpic_musicasmedicineWhat relieves stress, lifts your mood, strengthens your immune system, reverses effects of aging and can calm better than a sedative? Music of course! Watch this clip for more on this great study put together by two psychologists at Montreal’s McGill University giving us another reason to make it and enjoy it!

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Research Finds Music Is Getting Sadder As The Years Go By

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that since 1965 the mood of pop songs has gotten sadder…is it a sign of the times or do we just prefer our music darker? Listen to this piece below from Studio 360 on what this new research means.

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Are You Prone To Mind Control?

How do you know if you’re prone to mind control? Well let’s see, are you easily influenced by what others do and say? Then maybe, you’re the type of person who’s more vulnerable to hypnotists, magicians, mind-readers and other forms of mind manipulators.

While some of these tricks may be fun at a party, mind control is a serious science of it’s own. In this video, put together by New Scientist, psychologist Richard Wiseman helps you determine just how suggestible you are.

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