Psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson talks in the audio clip below about the prevalent idea of ‘genius’ for whether someone can be creative – or even aspire to be.
She also writes about focus and creating, and that “to be a successful creative, you need to not only be a good generator, but also a good evaluator. The problem is that in practice, it’s remarkably hard to be both.”
Continued in article Heidi Grant Halvorson on Creative Success.
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Audio: Halvorson talks about how we “tell ourselves the wrong story about our abilities” and how beliefs can get in the way of our success in various areas.
She comments: “If you ask people what made Steve Jobs so successful, one of the first words they would use is ‘genius.’ It’s how we explain things.”
This brief audio clip is from her much longer video interview “The Science of Creative Success” for The Truth About Creativity conference, hosted by David Burkus.
He interviewed 31 psychologists and other experts on creativity and innovation: Daniel Pink, Scott Anthony, Scott Barry Kaufman, Rex Jung, Gianfranco Zaccai, Keith Sawyer, Jocelyn Glei, Teresa Amabile and others.
Follow the link to view sample videos of other interviews.
Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD also hosted The Science of Thriving: at Work and in Life virtual conference – See article with audio excerpts: Creativity and Life: The Thriving Online Conference.
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