Dr. John Baer Column: Thinking Small About Creativity

Dr. John Baer is a professor at Rider University.  His research on the development of creativity and his teaching have both won national awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Berlyne Prize and the National Conference on College Teaching and Learning’s Award for Innovative Excellence. His books include Creativity and Divergent Thinking:  A Task-Specific Approach;  Creative Teachers, Creative Students; Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse; Reason and Creativity in Development; Are We Free? Psychology and Free Will; and Essentials of Creativity Assessment.  He has been a teacher and program director in gifted education and served as a Regional Director in the Odyssey of the Mind creative problem solving program.  Dr. Baer is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and he has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Educational Testing Service, the National Center for Educational Statistics, the Carnegie Foundation, and Rutgers and Rider Universities.

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