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21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT) 21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)

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"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we prize and fear about creativity and its wellsprings; how writers, artists, scientists and inventors have described their own creative processes; how psychologists and philosophers have theorized it; ways in which creativity has been represented in Western culture, particularly "Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we prize and fear about creativity and its wellsprings; how writers, artists, scientists and inventors have described their own creative processes; how psychologists and philosophers have theorized it; ways in which creativity has been represented in Western culture, particularly

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Creativity | Creativity | mastery | mastery | information | information | skills | skills | dreams | dreams | creative process | creative process | creative spark | creative spark | writing | writing | communication | communication | Western culture | Western culture | writers | writers | artists | artists | scientists | scientists | inventors | inventors | psychologists | psychologists | philosophers | philosophers | Twentieth century | Twentieth century | films | films | everyday life | everyday life | Rollo May | Rollo May | Joan Didion | Joan Didion | John Updike | John Updike | Alice Walker | Alice Walker | Oliver Sacks | Oliver Sacks | Paul Taylor | Paul Taylor | Maya Lin | Maya Lin | Dave Brubeck | Dave Brubeck | journals | journals

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9.70 Social Psychology (MIT) 9.70 Social Psychology (MIT)

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Our conjoint participation in the 9.70 learning system places us in a consensually-shared social situation. (All of the foregoing words are important. Do you understand their meaning in this context?) We will endeavor to organize ourselves into a community of discourse that approximates (albeit in an altogether partial way) a meaningful, real-world research enterprise: Like all scientific communities, we will work with limited resources. Unlike "real" scientific communities, ours will operate under the constraint of predetermined project duration and contractually agreed-upon limits in the amount of time and effort to be contributed to it by the individual participants. Toward this end, we randomly divide the membership of the class – at the outset — into subsystems – s Our conjoint participation in the 9.70 learning system places us in a consensually-shared social situation. (All of the foregoing words are important. Do you understand their meaning in this context?) We will endeavor to organize ourselves into a community of discourse that approximates (albeit in an altogether partial way) a meaningful, real-world research enterprise: Like all scientific communities, we will work with limited resources. Unlike "real" scientific communities, ours will operate under the constraint of predetermined project duration and contractually agreed-upon limits in the amount of time and effort to be contributed to it by the individual participants. Toward this end, we randomly divide the membership of the class – at the outset — into subsystems – s

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group dynamics | group dynamics | thoughts | thoughts | feelings | feelings | actions | actions | influence | influence | beliefs | beliefs | values | values | practices | practices | groups | groups | Psychology | Psychology | social psychology | social psychology | ethics | ethics | self-esteem | self-esteem | aggression | aggression | complex social creatures | complex social creatures | mental functions | mental functions | behavior | behavior | symbolic interpretation | symbolic interpretation | critical analysis | critical analysis | social sciences | social sciences | sociology | sociology | perception | perception | cognition | cognition | attention | attention | emotion | emotion | motivation | motivation | personality behavior | personality behavior | interpersonal relationships | interpersonal relationships | human activity | human activity | physiological | physiological | neurological | neurological | human development | human development | natural sciences | natural sciences | humanities | humanities | psychologist. | psychologist.

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21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)

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"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we prize and fear about creativity and its wellsprings; how writers, artists, scientists and inventors have described their own creative processes; how psychologists and philosophers have theorized it; ways in which creativity has been represented in Western culture, particularly in 20th century

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Creativity | mastery | information | skills | dreams | creative process | creative spark | writing | communication | Western culture | writers | artists | scientists | inventors | psychologists | philosophers | Twentieth century | films | everyday life | Rollo May | Joan Didion | John Updike | Alice Walker | Oliver Sacks | Paul Taylor | Maya Lin | Dave Brubeck | journals

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21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)

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"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we prize and fear about creativity and its wellsprings; how writers, artists, scientists and inventors have described their own creative processes; how psychologists and philosophers have theorized it; ways in which creativity has been represented in Western culture, particularly

Subjects

Creativity | mastery | information | skills | dreams | creative process | creative spark | writing | communication | Western culture | writers | artists | scientists | inventors | psychologists | philosophers | Twentieth century | films | everyday life | Rollo May | Joan Didion | John Updike | Alice Walker | Oliver Sacks | Paul Taylor | Maya Lin | Dave Brubeck | journals

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The Individual at Work: Introduction

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This module is a very diverse one, covering a wide range of issues. There is, however, one underlying theme. All the units have a strong focus on the links between people’s experiences of work and the impact that it has on them (both positive and negative) as individuals.

Subjects

ukoer performance in organisations performance appraisal performance appraisal appraisal process occupational psychologists | Subjects allied to medicine | B000

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Assessment Unit 1: Introduction

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On completion of this unit students will be able to: describe the contribution that occupational psychologists can make to the design, development and improvement of selection processes; discuss a variety of selection techniques; discuss some of the important practical and theoretical issues in the study of selection techniques; describe selection as a two-way process; describe the key elements of the research methods module that apply to the study of selection and assessment.

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ukoer selection processes selection techniques selection and assessment selection and assessment occupational psychologists | Subjects allied to medicine | B000

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Assessment Unit 5: Selection Interviews

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On completion of this unit students will be able to: discuss the different types and styles of selection interviews; describe the various different objectives of selection interviews; discuss the reliability, validity, fairness and effectiveness of interviews; describe some of the theoretical and practical problems associated with the interview as a selection tool; describe a number of ways in which the interview may be improved as a selection tool.

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ukoer selection interviews selection tools selection interviews occupational psychologists | Subjects allied to medicine | B000

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The Individual at Work Unit 5: Performance Appraisal

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After studying this unit, students should be able to: appreciate the background to the measurement of performance in organisations; describe the types of performance appraisal tools and processes used in organisations; discuss organisational issues in the measurement of performance and the feedback of performance data; identify and discuss the various influences on different stakeholders in the performance appraisal process; highlight some of the difficulties involved in collecting and using performance data in organisations, and appreciate how occupational psychologists can help organisations to improve these processes and review current trends in professional practice and contemporary research.

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ukoer performance in organisations performance appraisal performance appraisal appraisal process occupational psychologists | Subjects allied to medicine | B000

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Charles Samuel Myers, c1920

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Charles Samuel Myers (1873-1946), psychologist and founder and first director of the National Institute of Industrial Psychology. (NIIP). The NIIP was a non-profit making scientific organisation for the study of industry and commerce. It aimed to promote the application of psychology and physiology within these fields. The Institute conducted research into problems of general interest to the industrial and commercial sector, and published the results. It also undertook research into the problems of particular organisations and suggested solutions IMAGELIBRARY/1369 Persistent URL: archives.lse.ac.uk/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&i...

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lse | londonschoolofeconomics | charlessamuelmyers | nationalinstituteofindustrialpsychology | niip | psychologist

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9.70 Social Psychology (MIT)

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Our conjoint participation in the 9.70 learning system places us in a consensually-shared social situation. (All of the foregoing words are important. Do you understand their meaning in this context?) We will endeavor to organize ourselves into a community of discourse that approximates (albeit in an altogether partial way) a meaningful, real-world research enterprise: Like all scientific communities, we will work with limited resources. Unlike "real" scientific communities, ours will operate under the constraint of predetermined project duration and contractually agreed-upon limits in the amount of time and effort to be contributed to it by the individual participants. Toward this end, we randomly divide the membership of the class – at the outset — into subsystems – s

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group dynamics | thoughts | feelings | actions | influence | beliefs | values | practices | groups | Psychology | social psychology | ethics | self-esteem | aggression | complex social creatures | mental functions | behavior | symbolic interpretation | critical analysis | social sciences | sociology | perception | cognition | attention | emotion | motivation | personality behavior | interpersonal relationships | human activity | physiological | neurological | human development | natural sciences | humanities | psychologist.

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The body: a phenomenological psychological perspective

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The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, is there more to our bodies than that? Some psychologists recognise that we relate to other people and the world about us through our body. This unit explores the theoretical perspective on embodiment: the phenomenological psychological perspective.

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society | psychologists | psychology | Education | X000

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EPOCH Psychology history timeline

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This unit uses an interactive resource (EPoCH) to gain a better sense of how the historical and social context influences psychological inquiry. You will examine the different methods used by psychologists to investigate human behaviour and learn to identify the different perspectives that exist in psychology.

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society | compendium | history | human_bevaviour | psychologists | psychology | psychology_methods | psychology_topics | timeline | Education | X000

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Psychology in the 21st century

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Psychology is not a simple subject. This unit examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the focus for different psychologists. Using learning as an example, you will discover how many different approaches can be adopted thus illustrating that there is no single way of answering psychological questions.

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society | ethics | human_behaviour | psychological_research | psychologist | psychology | Education | X000

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9.70 Social Psychology (MIT)

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Our conjoint participation in the 9.70 learning system places us in a consensually-shared social situation. (All of the foregoing words are important. Do you understand their meaning in this context?) We will endeavor to organize ourselves into a community of discourse that approximates (albeit in an altogether partial way) a meaningful, real-world research enterprise: Like all scientific communities, we will work with limited resources. Unlike "real" scientific communities, ours will operate under the constraint of predetermined project duration and contractually agreed-upon limits in the amount of time and effort to be contributed to it by the individual participants. Toward this end, we randomly divide the membership of the class – at the outset — into subsystems – s

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group dynamics | thoughts | feelings | actions | influence | beliefs | values | practices | groups | Psychology | social psychology | ethics | self-esteem | aggression | complex social creatures | mental functions | behavior | symbolic interpretation | critical analysis | social sciences | sociology | perception | cognition | attention | emotion | motivation | personality behavior | interpersonal relationships | human activity | physiological | neurological | human development | natural sciences | humanities | psychologist.

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Charles Samuel Myers, c1920

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lse | londonschoolofeconomics | psychologist | niip | charlessamuelmyers | nationalinstituteofindustrialpsychology

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D36T11 Promoting Positive Behaviour in Children

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This Unit looks at children’s behaviour: • What we mean by behaviour • What we mean by positive and negative behaviour • How children learn about behaviour • The factors which may influence children’s behaviour • Methods of managing behaviour • The role of the adult in this management

Subjects

D36T 11 | Intermediate 2 | positive behaviour | children’s behaviour | influence of culture | influence of family background | verbal | non-verbal | social worker | health visitor | play therapist | child psychologist | behaviour policies | SAFETY | P: Health Care / Medicine / Health and Safety | SCQF Level 5

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Copyright in these materials is owned by the Colleges Open Learning Exchange Group (COLEG). None of these materials may be Used without the express, prior, written consent of COLEG, except if and to the extent that such Use is permitted under COLEG's conditions of Contribution and Use of Learning Materials through COLEG’s Repository, for the purposes of which these materials are COLEG Materials. Copyright in these materials is owned by the Colleges Open Learning Exchange Group (COLEG). None of these materials may be Used without the express, prior, written consent of COLEG, except if and to the extent that such Use is permitted under COLEG's conditions of Contribution and Use of Learning Materials through COLEG’s Repository, for the purposes of which these materials are COLEG Materials. Licensed to colleges in Scotland only Licensed to colleges in Scotland only http://content.resourceshare.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10949/17759/LicenceCOLEG.pdf?sequence=1 http://content.resourceshare.ac.uk/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10949/17759/LicenceCOLEG.pdf?sequence=1 Scotland's Colleges Scotland's Colleges

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