Study on Creative Thinkers – Tomorrow’s Professor Newsletter #1088

Creative thinkers are like good investors-they buy low and sell high, or invest time and energy in currently unpopular ideas that have great potential for solving different types of problems. Investors do so in the world of finance, whereas creative people use ideas as currency.  Creative Thinkers – TP 1088.

Interesting – intrinsic motivation-doing something because it is interesting or inherently rewarding to do-is more associated with creativity than extrinsic motivation-doing something either to earn an external reward (such as money or praise) or because one is concerned about how one’s work will be evaluated. A preference for a particular kind of motivation can be either domain specific or domain-general.

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