Chapter 6: Using Creative Thinking

Figure 6-1: Creativity can be learned. Source: Permission: CC0 1.0

Developing your ability to think creatively will be an asset as you come up with insights and ideas for papers; participate in undergraduate research projects; work out solutions to problems; and generate novel ways to remember and analyze.

Once you enter a profession, creativity will help you. Generating new ideas, fostering innovation, and developing processes or plans to implement them are something that cannot be easily farmed out or automated. Businesses and organizations usually want problem solvers, not just instruction-followers. Developing your creative thinking skills will position you for lifelong success in whatever career you choose.


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