The Science of Creativity – What Creativity Really Is And How To Develop It In Yourself And Others

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 05, 2012 Comments Off on The Science of Creativity – What Creativity Really Is And How To Develop It In Yourself And Others

Online webinar
Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Are you creative? Do you want to increase your creativity? Help those around you to become more creative? In this webinar, Ashley Merryman will explain the science of creativity – & debunking the myths around creativity along the way. (For example, there is no such thing as a "right-brained" person. And the key to developing creativity is not just to find your inner child. In fact, legends like that only stifle creativity.) Hear how creativity truly operates in the mind, and learn some scientifically-proven ways to increase your creativity in your work and in your life.

With Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman is the co-author of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children – the New York Times bestseller now being published in sixteen languages. Merryman and Bronson have written cover stories for Newsweek magazine – including "The Creativity Crisis" – & New York; additionally, Merryman has written for Time, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Guardian & many others. Merryman has appeared as a guest on The Charlie Rose Show, @KatieCouric, Anderson Cooper's AC360, BBC World News, & dozens of other radio & television programs around the world. With Bronson, Merryman has won nine national awards for her journalism, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Award for Best Science Journalism & the PEN USA Award for Literary Journalism. The caliber of their reporting is considered so outstanding that their work has been cited as scientific authority in over 50 preeminent journals & 140 published books, while their work is used in universities everywhere from the Wharton School of Business to MIT to Columbia's Teacher College.

Merryman holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts & a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University ('98). Previously, Merryman was a litigation attorney & a speechwriter in the Clinton Administration.



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