For Activity 15, please read the article “The Early Family Lives of Highly Creative Persons: The Influence of the Complex Family” by Gute, Gute, Nakamura, and Csikszentmihalyi (2008). You can access the article here: Gute, Gute, Nakamura, & Csikszentmihalyi (2008)
Drawing from a subset of the participants who provided the sample for the study reported in Csikszentmihalyi’s book Creativity: Flow and Psychology of Discovery and Invention, the article reports our analysis of how the parents of these participants implemented complexity principles while raising their children.
After you’ve read and thought about the article, click Activity 15: The Early Family Lives of Highly Creative Persons. Within this topic, click “Create Thread.” Enter the subject line of your choice. It should be something that calls attention to the topic(s) you will be writing about in your post. Write one detailed post in which you describe what you consider the most interesting idea(s) from the article. Include some reflection on the ways your family did or did not cultivate integration, differentiation, or both, during your childhood.
Due at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 11.