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Resources for Developing Creativity and Innovation

paint by numbers! - By originallittlehellraiserLinks to a variety of sites with articles on creativity research by multiple authors, plus courses, programs & books for developing creativity and innovation.

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Creating in Flow – “Insights and advice about all forms of creative expression” – By Susan K. Perry, PhD, a social psychologist, writer, and writing consultant.

Creativity at Work: Developing creativity and innovation in organizations

Founder: Linda Naiman – a creativity and innovation consultant. “Our focus is on leadership and team development, creativity, collaboration, and cultivating environments that foster innovation.”


And All That Jazz – “A creativity researcher’s take on the highs and lows of pop culture and the arts.”

By James C. Kaufman, Ph.D., a creativity researcher and Associate Professor of Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino.


Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Articles on creativity (listed on his site)

His blog on The Huffington Post

His Psychology Today blog: Beautiful Minds


The Creativity Post – “a non-profit web platform committed to sharing the very best content on creativity, in all of its forms: from scientific discovery to philosophical debate, from entrepreneurial ventures to educational reform, from artistic expression to technological innovation – in short, to all the varieties of the human experience that creativity brings to life.

Milena Z. Fisher, PhD, Co-founder / President; Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD, Co-founder / Executive Director.


Life as Art – “How our world shapes who we are and how who we are shapes our world”

Psychology Today blog by Shelley Carson, Ph.D., “an instructor and researcher at Harvard University, where she teaches creativity and abnormal psychology.”


Mindbloggling – “Current ideas about cultural evolution and the creative processes that power it.”

Psychology Today blog by Liane Gabora, Ph.D.


Finding the Next Einstein: Why Smart is Relative – “discusses research findings in areas such as intelligence, creativity, psychology and education, touches upon multiple issues surrounding the identification and development of intellectual and creative talent, and explores how these issues might be relevant to what’s going on in the world.”

Psychology Today blog by Jonathan Wai, Ph.D., a psychologist, writer, and research scientist at Duke University.


Psychology Today blogs on creativity

About twenty writers, including some of the above.


Creativity enhancement articles – “Perspectives and strategies to increase creative ideas and expression.”

This is part of my own articles database, with hundreds of titles by multiple authors.


Developing Creativity – Information and inspiration on psychology & creativity (one of my collections of short posts with links)


The Soul Food Cafè “has been a portal for artists and writers for over a decade. It has provided a safe haven where creativity flourishes. Soul Food Cafè aims to promote creative pursuits as a daily practice.” Heather Blakey, Webmaster.


Artella – “Marney Makridakis, founder… online creativity community since 2002 has been inspiring artists, writers, and creative spirits, and supporting them in following their dreams. The mission of Artella Land is to create a playland for creativity, full of unique services that embrace the creative uniqueness of individuals, catalyzing unawakened creative inklings and inspirations to come alive and passionately thrive.”


Creativity Portal “inspires creativity, creative play, and personal expression through exploration, innovation, and the arts, and advocates for the growing creativity coaching profession worldwide.” Founder Chris Dunmire.


Books for the Creative Mind

A short list of some of the titles I have referenced in my posts here and on my other sites.


Programs for developing creativity, and success as a creative entrepreneur
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Julia Cameron Live online course and artists’ community

“Julia Cameron is credited with founding a movement that has enabled millions to realize their creative dreams. Now after selling almost 4 million copies of The Artist’s Way and more than two decades of teaching her creativity tools around the world in lecture and workshop form, Julia is taking her teaching online.”

Julia Cameron Live is “an online course and artists’ community based on The Artist’s Way and led by Julia. This course includes access to hours of videos by Julia Cameron, divided into bite-sized segments that coincide with the 12 weeks of The Artist’s Way. Julia shares exclusive insight and anecdotes in these videos fueled by more than two decades of teaching the creativity tools.”


Artizen Coaching – The Right-Brain Business Plan

Founded by certified coach, writer, and artist Jennifer Lee. “Before pursuing her own passions full-time, she consulted for ten years for companies such as Gap Inc., Accenture, Sony, and HP, helping leaders and organizations manage change. Now she is on a mission to empower people to awaken their innate creativity and make a living doing what they love.” Click “About” for her free newsletter.


Original Impulse

Founder Cynthia Morris is a teacher, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), and author. She says, “It’s my life’s work to help others navigate their creative journeys” – and she provides personal creativity and writing coaching, plus a wide range of coaching and programs for people who want to write, create art, cultivate leadership and realize meaning and balance in their lives.”


The Creative Entrepreneur

Lisa Sonora Beam “has learned that business savvy in an artist is rare: most creative people shy away from the strategic skills necessary to make a living doing what they love. So after yet another artist friend responded to Lisa’s business insights with, ‘I never thought about that,’ she decided to help make sure they did.”


Self Publishing Coach

Shelley Hitz has self published five books, multiple audio CDs, authored websites, and created multiple products that she sells through her website and at her speaking engagements. She provides extensive training materials on self-publishing.

Get her Free PDF: “200+ Free Book Marketing and Author Tools” and her free “Self Publishing Tips” Newsletter at her site.


Your Best Life in the Arts

Course by Eric Maisel, PhD, available for immediate download – “You’ll learn to identify the challenges that confront you as an artist—and what to do about them…silence negative self-talk, create and cultivate productive obsessions, institute a regular creativity practice, more effectively meet the marketplace, and more.”

“Without Eric Maisel’s guidance I would never have successfully negotiated the publishing process. With his help, I completed a substantial proposal, landed a good agent, and just signed my first book contract!” — Nancy Pine, author and educator

“It’s been an unexpected joy to find someone as creatively supportive and encouraging as Eric. I didn’t know what to expect out of our sessions and each one is fresh and interesting. Eric’s inspirational!” — Christine Collister, international recording artist


Also see my site The Inner Entrepreneur for more programs and articles on personal growth and business success for creative entrepreneurs.

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Resources for Developing Creativity and Innovation

Douglas Eby

Douglas EbyDouglas Eby, MA/Psychology, is a writer and researcher on psychology and personal development related to creativity; creator of the , and author of books including [link to book site with excerpts.]
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Eby, D. (2019). Resources for Developing Creativity and Innovation. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2020, from


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