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On becoming an artist : reinventing yourself through mindful creativity

Author: Ellen J Langer
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A psychologist explains how each individual can develop a rich creative life by identifying and eliminating the "rules" that govern creativity and prevent one from reaching one's goal to truly express oneself.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen J Langer
ISBN: 0345456297 9780345456298 0345456300 9780345456304
OCLC Number: 56324786
Description: xxi, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
A Life of Mindful Creativity --
Becoming Authentic --
The Tyranny of Evaluation --
The Mindfulness of Mistakes --
The Rule of Absolutes The Mindlessness of Social Comparison --
The Myth of Talent --
The Blindness of Knowing --
From Reference to Preference The Mindful Choice --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Ellen J. Langer.
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A psychologist explains how each individual can develop a rich creative life by identifying and eliminating the "rules" that govern creativity and prevent one from reaching one's goal to truly express oneself.

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