divergent thinking

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thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions

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The researchers did not see this effect on divergent thinking after Focused Attention meditation (focusing on a particular thought or object.)
It is proposed that facilitators should not only be trained to implement these four basic divergent thinking rules but also to instill positive affect, promotion focus, and self-efficacy in participants in order to enhance creativity in individual and group idea-generation sessions.
Allowing and facilitating a more "playful" classroom environment where students are encouraged to have fun, use their imaginations, and build off the ideas of others are all ways divergent thinking can be fostered in students.
Stanford research last year showed that walking (rather than sitting or more cardiovascular exercise such as cycling) leads to more creative ideas and better divergent thinking. And that a leisurely, meandering and self-generated walk worked best.
Divergent thinking is the capacity to imagine many possible answers to a problem or prompt, while convergent thinking is the process of selecting the most appropriate one for the situation.
What is fascinating is that people recognize the importance of divergent thinking and still resist dissent as the vehicle for it.
Taking the step from reciting to creating, from convergent to divergent thinking, dramatically enhances the learning and impact of the scale.
It is possible that the study of EEG activity under conditions of the three-dimensional perception of planar images will reveal correlates of divergent thinking, as was done in the study of EEG activity with simultaneous analysis of the level of intelligence and divergent thinking [7].
Another conception of creativity is the notion that creative production requires a certain amount of base knowledge in a given subject, but also requires time and space for divergent thinking, revision and reflection (Carlile & Jordan, 2012; Sawyer, 2012).
The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking is often cited as an example of how children's divergent thinking diminishes over time.
Divergent thinking is the cognitive process of generating alternative ideas or possible solutions to problems (Wang, Hao, Ku, Grabner, & Fink, 2017).
A total of 155 people took part in the study and the researchers also found that happy music gave a boost to divergent thinking.
Students must know and understand the fundamentals of art--the vocabulary, the elements, the principles, the media and they must be given the time to experiment to be truly ready to tackle the rigorous advanced course that demands critical and divergent thinking at a higher level.
(10, 11) Notwithstanding the lack of consensus, developing literature and neuroimaging studies have led to suggest that divergent thinking is neural correlate of creativity and a central component of the ability.