Get Creative Activity
This Get Creative Activity is focused on the works of Frank Xavier Barron (RIP). As I read about Dr. Barron, I reflected on our similarities in our life’s work. We both began our life’s journey in the military at a time when the United States was in battle overseas. Dr. Barron served during World War II, and I served during the Saudi Arabia conflict and the Iraq War. We both completed educational goals while serving in the military. Truth be told, I also wanted to major in Psychology. I was discouraged and told I would need a Doctorate Degree in Psychology to be successful in the field. At that young age, the thought of a Doctorate Degree was overwhelming, and I had never known anyone with a Doctorate Degree.
As life may have it, I now find myself in a Psychology related field of which, as Barron was, I am very interested. Barron and I understand the value and importance of the role of personality and human creativity. Like Barron, my goal is to continue to carry out research in the field of creativity and make a difference.
Barron’s focus on creativity from the perspective of collaboration is the area of concentration of my research. It supports my focus on the people side of change and contributes to the philosophical and methodological approaches to group interaction. In my research, I will show how this methodology reinforces the most effective practices for propelling successful workforce change.
References Arons, M. (2003). A Tribute To Frank Barron: He Helped Bend A Century. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 26-33.
Barron, F. (1969). Creative Person and Creative Process. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Barron, F. (1995). No rootless flower: An Ecology of Creativity. Cresskill: Hampton Press.
Barron, F. (1997). Creators on Creating: Awakening and Cultivating the Imaginative Mind. New York: GP Putnam's Sons.
Goode, E. (2002, October 13). F. X. Barron, 80; Studied Science of Creativity. Retrieved from New York TImes: https://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/13/us/f-x-barron-80-studied-science-of-creativity.html