Upcoming Event: Does Being A Musician Make You Creative?
February 22, 2020, 10-11AM Workshop with Dr. David Peterson (JMU College of Business) Community Room at Eagle Carpet, 1188 Port Republic Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Creative thinking is often associated with creative endeavors such as music and other arts. Yet some musicians are considered more creative than others. So, does learning to play an instrument automatically make you more creative? Can teaching someone to play an instrument dampen their creative drive? Maybe being a creative musician requires more than playing an instrument well. In this workshop, Dr. David Peterson, an organizational psychologist from JMU’s College of Business, will discuss his and other’s research on creative thinking and how, and why, to incorporate creativity into your existing practices. About David David Peterson, PhD, is an organizational psychologist and assistant professor of management in the College of Business at JMU. He earned a BA in Psychology from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a MS and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. He has published research on how to train creative thinking skills and his current research explores what people think about when they have to “think outside the box.” A long-time arts enthusiast, he has enjoyed engaging in classical ballet, musical theater, choreography, and woodworking. He resides in Rockingham County with his wife and five children.
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