Next Stop: Planet CPSI!

By Charlie Garland If you’re a creativity-oriented person like I am, then you’ve probably experienced a lot of what I’m about to tell you. But, then again, you’ve probably also learned by now how to deal with it in life. Know the feeling you get right after you offer up a creative suggestion, an innovative idea, and outside-the-box thought? People around you invariably give that... Read more »

JCB Impact Factor Continues to Climb

We are pleased to announce the 2016 impact factor scores for the Journal of Creative Behavior (JCB).  Our 2-year impact factor is 1.853 and our 5-year impact factor is 3. These numbers represent the cites in 2016 to articles published in the previous 2- and 5-year periods, divided by the number of citable articles published during those same time periods. The JCB is categorized as a psychology journal, and the high... Read more »

CPSI Gives Us Wings – Community Service and Personal Transformation

By Naomi Skarupinski, Aquatics Director, Town of Tonawanda Parks & Recreation Department My first encounter with the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) was five years ago, when the conference was brought back to Buffalo, New York. I began my journey in this creative world as a volunteer who was not exactly sure what I was getting myself into. The very moment that I stepped foot... Read more »

Listen to Our Interview with CPSI Spotlight Performer JoAnna Mendl Shaw … on Amplifying Creativity Through Movement

Listen to today’s Creativity in Play interview that CPSI Director Steve Dahlberg and Mary Alice Long did with JoAnna Mendl Shaw, choreographer and creative director of The Equus Projects. They explore how movement, dance and performance can lead anyone to new insights about listening, decision-making and the creative process. Plus, they discover more about The Equus Projects’ inter-species performance works with horses – where listening, leadership, negotiation and... Read more »

Creativity and Mental Blocks: Why You Think the Way You Do

By Sarah Thurber, Managing Partner, FourSight On family vacations, my dad planned our trips down to the minute. I thought dads were natural planners. Imagine my surprise when I married someone who traveled around the world with nothing but a backpack and a good attitude. People are different. And they solve problems differently. While some problem-solving behavior is a result of training, much of it... Read more »