Divergent Thinking – Creativity and American Culture

Divergent Thinking – Creativity and American Culture


Have you ever wondered who the smartest
man in the world is, in this current day? Where does he live? What does he know?
Most importantly, how creative is he? Well, we went outside the studio to find the
smartest man in the world is actually a UT undergraduate focusing on engineering and we decided to find out just how creative the man is Hello, welcome Here, take a seat. Thanks Okay, so all you’re going to be doing today is a divergent thinking test. So, we need to think of as many uses for a brick as you can. Absolutely *french music* So, just all the uses you can think of. *more french music* There’s a big difference in being
creative and being creative. One has a capital letter and the other doesn’t.
The little C creative doesn’t change the world. Big C creative is a process by which a symbolic domain of culture is changed
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi You’d think people who are brilliant are creative, well they aren’t. You’d think people who are talented are creative, well they aren’t either. You’d think people who are unusual and have original perceptions are creative, they aren’t. This is why the smartest man in the world couldn’t come up with more than one use for a brick. He isn’t creative with a big C

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