A study by researchers at the University of Maryland shows there’s a simple key to being more creative. Just start believing you’re creative. Study authors Denis Dumas and Kevin Dunbar, from the university’s Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, asked participants to imagine themselves as either an “eccentric poet”, or a “rigid librarian”. Participants were then asked to do tasks indicating levels of divergent thinking. Those who imagined themselves as poets displayed more divergent thinking, which equates to more creativity. Writing a book? Imagine yourself as a highly creative, slightly eccentric person!
Post by Steven Parr