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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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Intuition has been basically an untouched field in the domain of creativity research. I therefore wanted to investigate intuition in this study from scratch. I wanted to find out what laymen, as well as experts in the field of creativity knew about intuition, what their perceptions and expectations were, and what they wanted to know and learn about it in the future. The purpose of this study was twofold. First, to find rational explanations for intuition which support my hypothesis that it is a wildly neglected but natural and highly influential part of our intelligence. Second, to develop a one day workshop which turns the topic into a tangible experience that creates trust in one’s own intuition and provides thinking models as well as tools and techniques which help to unfold the cognitive unconscious which will enhance creative thinking and selfactualization for leadership.