Creativity: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Creativity: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Aryna Ryan


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While many teens find it easy to express themselves through any number of creative outlets-singing, drawing, writing, or playing a musical instrument-not all young adults are able to readily access their talents. Even worse, some teens are convinced-either by themselves or others-that they don't have any creative ability at all. They never think to challenge this assumption and as a result, miss out on the pleasures and rewards that tapping into their creative reserves might generate.

In Creativity: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Aryna Ryan helps teens remove the barriers to being creative. This book explains what creativity is and what it isn't, and asserts that everyone-including teens of all ages-are creative beings. Chapters in this book cover

• myths of creativity,
• creativity assessment,
• the role of creativity in happiness,
• the Creative Problem Solving process, and
• creative brainstorming techniques.

Most important, this book offers ways in which teens and those close to them can cultivate creativity. Teens will also learn how to maximize their creative possibilities and resist impulses and individuals that crush creativity. With insights into how teens have the potential to be the most creative people of all, along with a list of resources that can help them, Creativity: The Ultimate Teen Guide is a unique book that young adults and their families will find invaluable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810892231
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2015
Series: It Happened to Me Series , #43
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Aryna Ryan holds a master's degree in creativity and change leadership and a master’s degree in social work. She has taught cartooning, drawing, creative writing, arts and crafts, stagecraft, high school drama, and for more than ten years she was a contributor to The Desert Woman. Ryan is an adjunct professor at Valencia College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 Creativity: Myth, Mystery, and Method Chapter 2 Teens' Growth and Mastery Chapter 3 Creativity's Roots and Branches Chapter 4 Creativity Guidelines and Assessment Chapter 5 Creativity: Everyday and Play Chapter 6 How to Crush Your Creativity Chapter 7 How to Cultivate Your Creativity Chapter 8 Creativity and Happiness Chapter 9 Divergent and Convergent Tools for Creative Problem Solving Chapter 10 Creative Problem Solving Session Chapter 11 Creativity and Learning Chapter 12 Creativity and Change Leadership Chapter 13 Creativity Catchall Chapter 14 Creativity and Your Future Glossary Resources for Teens Author's Sources About the Author

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