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How to accelerate social change? Creative thinking boosts donations and triggers perspective taking

A study, published by Zheshuai Yang and Iris W. Hung (2020) in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, showed that engaging in creativity triggers perspective taking and boosts donations. Here’s a visual summary of this article. I also wrote a short article summarizing the findings. I highly recommend checking out the written summary as well Read More

Evidence-based guide on creative thinking in the times of the coronavirus

Reading time: 4 minutes As a psychologist and a researcher, I decided to assemble an evidence-based overview of how the pandemic possibly influences our creative thinking. How can we keep solving problems creatively in the times of the coronavirus? How to think outside the box and keep making a difference, when the world has turned Read More

Creativity: a must-have resource in the animal rights movement

Reading time: 4 minutes In my mind, factory farming has always been the worst nightmare I could ever imagine. One that makes The Saw look like a movie for toddlers, but unlike the Saw, it happens for real and affects billions of lives. Even though animal advocates from all over the world keep looking for Read More

Focusing when searching for a book

Focused attention: Should you sometimes let it go?

If only I was able to focus, I would achieve so much moreā€¦ Does that sound familiar? Are you convinced that staying focused will help you accomplish your aims? Choosing your priorities with care and focusing on the goal pursuit will certainly make you more efficient. But excessive focusing can kill your unborn ideas. How Read More

Doodle of a hedgehog

How creativity works? Associations and hedgehogs.

Have you heard that feeling happy, meditating, or thinking about the future can boost your creativity? Surprised? Indeed, this may sound like bullshit. But once you know what is happening behind the scenes, it makes sense. Understanding how creativity works is the first step to improve your creative thinking. We all used to play the Read More