CL107: Dr KH Kim on America’s Creativity Crisis

Dr KH Kim

Dr. KH Kim is a professor of creativity and innovation at the College of William & Mary. In 2010 she published a seminal study called “The Creativity Crisis”, a work which looked at the reasons for declining creativity levels in America. Then in 2016 she published “The Creativity Challenge”, a book which provided the solutions to this crisis. She has been awarded The Berlyne Award from the American Psychology Association, The E. Paul Torrance Award from the American Creativity Association, and both The Early Scholar Award and The Hollingworth Award from National Association for Gifted Children.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Decline of creativity in America
  • Nobel prize winners and creativity
  • Confusionism and creativity
  • Creativity in China
  • Creativity in Korea
  • Creativity in America
  • The link between intelligence and creativity
  • Being curious
  • The doctor walks into the fortune teller!
  • Necessary but not sufficient
  • Intelligence trap
  • Threshold theory
  • Boundary crossing
  • Unique vs New
  • Change the water not the fish
  • Torrance Center
  • Non-conformity
  • Western Creativity vs Eastern Creativity

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