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Chuck Crossett
Works at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
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Using a theory (System Dynamics) to explore why said theory is not widely adopted. May contain large areas of myopia.

Thun, J.-H. and Strohhecker, J. (2012), Are We Surrounded by Penguins? The Diffusion of System Dynamics in Academia Analysed with System Dynamics. Syst. Res.. doi: 10.1002/sres.1137
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You can enhance cognitive flexibility (and therefore potential creativity) just through being exposed to out-of-the-routine events or schemes. Doing something in the wrong order, for example, or experiencing something that pushes you out of your comfort zone can make you look at things in a new way that can bring you to a creative solution.

Published study at:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022103112000212
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Out-of-the-box creativity (what the authors call "radical" creativity) is strongly correlated with intrinsic motivation, and focusing on abstract theory and problem-focused mindsets, whereas more "incremental" creativity is tied to extrinsic motivation, and a focus on practice and solution-oriented techniques.

http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/aca/5/1/21/
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I hope this catches on - I'd much rather respond via open social media than by email. I'd love to ditch the work desktop phone as well.
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Incorporating geography and mass media influence into a social network model improves its realism in re: technology adoption.

Toole JL, Cha M, González MC (2012) Modeling the Adoption of Innovations in the Presence of Geographic and Media Influences. PLoS ONE 7(1): e29528. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029528

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0029528
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Another boost for creativity? Turns out that being less able to focus - such as being drunk or sleepy, can also help you find innovative solutions. Doubt this is going to impact the workplace... but it does add another point to the argument that long meetings of rationalist procedures trying to finding a solution may not get you a great answer.

Original study at:
http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/128/12/2882.short
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Teller Reveals His Secrets
By Raymond Teller , Smithsonian

The smaller, quieter half of the magician duo Penn & Teller writes about how magicians manipulate the human mind

Read here: http://goo.gl/67lf4
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Asking people to adopt a problem-solving approach that differs from their usual path (e.g. using a rational approach rather than their usual intuitive method) results in higher creativity. Therefore, getting a set of engineers to have an intuitive "brainstorming" session may lead to better solution concepts...

http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/aca/5/1/3/
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On the other end of the spectrum, here is a short look at why using data to predict complex systems will never be satisfactory. The problem with this viewpoint, though, is it discounts any attempt at trying to predict. We won't know what truly lies within that realm until we fail at predictive models. Using scenarios and robustness / resilience measures is a means to dealing with the issues that are currently unpredictable. I wouldn't put biological and ecological systems in the unsolvable category yet.
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Systems researcher and engineer
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Systems science; engineering, history and research thereof
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Mostly I think about how groups behave, how they conceive and think about science and technology, and also how science has modeled and studied these groups in the past (and present).
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I'm a proud dad, husband, and a Mason. Favs: Hermann Hesse and August Macke.
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    History of Science
  • University of Southern California
    BS Aerospace Engineering, 1991
  • University of Southern California
    MS Systems Architecture, 1995
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