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From: The Boston Globe

Be creative—like a criminal

The Boston Globe:

If you need help thinking outside the box, you could do worse than to talk to some white-collar criminals. That’s one implication of a new study on the link between dishonesty and creativity. In several experiments, participants who were dishonest in reporting their performance on a task were also subsequently more creative. This was true even when controlling for initial creativity or when researchers made dishonest behavior hard to avoid. Because dishonesty is associated with breaking the rules, it enables more outside-the-box thinking; in fact, exposure to pictures of people breaking rules generated nearly the same effect.

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