The Reason Your Child Might Be Less Creative | TIME
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Our schools and workplaces claim to love creativity — but the research shows they don’t reward it. In fact, they punish it.
Teachers often say they love creative students. They don’t:
Judgments for the favorite student were negatively correlated with creativity; judgments for the least favorite student were positively correlated with creativity. Students displaying creative characteristics appear to be unappealing to teachers.
Are you a creative person? Want to be a CEO? Good luck. You’ll need it:
In sum, we show that the negative association between expressing creative ideas and leadership potential is robust and underscores an important but previously unidentified bias against selecting effective leaders.