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June 11, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why Your Teen (And Everyone) Needs Alone Time

June 11, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Worried that your teen is spending too much time alone in their room? Turns out, alone time is good for them, and you too, as long as you're not forced into it. According to a new study, when people seek solitude willingly, they're actually enhancing their creativity, identity development and emotional regulation skills. Worried that your teen is spending too much time alone in their room? Turns out, alone time is good for them, as long as they're not forced into it. According to a new study, when teens seek solitude, they're actually enhancing their creativity, identity development and emotional regulation skills. The study, titled, Motivation matters: Development and validation of the Motivation for Solitude Scale - Short Form (MSS-SF), was recently published in the Journal of Adolescence. Theravive spoke with one of the authors of the study, Margarita Azmitia, a professor of psychology at the University of California. [More]

June 7, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Creativity Can Boost Your Mood

June 7, 2019 09:02 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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"Getting creative really does boost your mood" was a recent headline based on the BBC Arts Great British Creativity Test, suggesting that creativity can help avoid stress and improve self-development. Some mental health professionals promote creativity in their work with clients and others report benefits from using it personally. [More]

June 4, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why No Pain No Gain And Lots Of This Will Ensure Employees Remain Creative In The Workplace

June 4, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Accounting Review examines whether it is possible to design incentives that make people more creative. “In the contemporary workforce, just about any job that can be automated is being automated,” study author Steven J. Kachelmeier told us. “Routine tasks are now being performed by robots and computers. What this leaves for humans are more judgment-oriented jobs that require creative and innovative solutions to solve unique problems.” [More]