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CREATIVE AGING: Creative Maturity

May 02, 2022 Michael C Patterson, Roger Anunsen, Robin Gunn Season 1 Episode 23
MINDRAMP PODCAST - LIVE LONG, LIVE WELL
CREATIVE AGING: Creative Maturity
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Creative Maturity is creativity that blossoms because of age and experience. There is a pervasive myth that creativity is the domain of the young and diminishes with age. This is yet another ageist stereotype that needs to be dispelled. We discuss how creativity can be enriched by experience and the development of a full portfolio of useful routines. 

We discuss the role that Gene Cohen played in confronting the myth that “you can’t teach old dogs new tricks,” and his development of the creative aging movement.  

This episode is excerpted from an interview Robin Gunn, or the Oklahoma Senior Journal, conducted with MINDRAMP’s Michael C. Patterson and Roger Anunsen.   

CREATIVE MATURITY CHAPTERS

  • What is Mature Creativity? 
  • The Value of Experience
  • A Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
  • The Miracle on the Hudson
  • The Accumulation of Useful Routines
  • Creativity = Novelty + Routine
  • Gene Cohen – Creative Aging
  • The National Center for Creative Aging
  • Alive Inside – Henry & Music
  • Conclusion
What is Mature Creativity?
The Value of Experience
Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets
Miracle on the Hudson
Creativity = Novelty & Routine
Gene Cohen - Creative Aging
National Center for Creative Aging
Alive Inside - Henry & Music
Conclusion