Your Creative Brain (Hardcover)

Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life (Harvard Health Publications #1)

By Shelley Carson

Jossey-Bass, 9780470547632, 370pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

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Description

Research-based techniques that show everyone how to expand creativity and increase productivity


Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson's provocative book, published in partnership with Harvard Health Publications, reveals why creativity isn't something only scientists, investors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy; in fact, all of us use our creative brains every day at home, work and play. Each of us has the ability to increase our mental functioning and creativity by learning to move flexibly among several brain states.


  • Explains seven brain states or "brainsets" and their functions as related to creativity, productivity, and innovation
  • Provides quizzes, exercises, and self-tests to activate each of these seven brainsets to unlock our maximum creativity

Your Creative Brain, called by critics a ?new classic? in the field of creativity, offers inspiring suggestions that can be applied in both one's personal and professional life.



About the Author

Shelley Carson, PhD, teaches, conducts research, and publishes on the topics of creativity, psychopathology, and resilience at Harvard University. Her work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, CNN, and NPR, and she has won multiple teaching awards for her popular course Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses, and Harvard Students. She also writes the Life as Art blog for Psychology Today and discusses current findings in creativity research on her Web site http: //ShelleyCarson.com.