A New Normal

  • Ruth Richards
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


Who says the “norms” in culture are healthy, just that they are common. How hard to be different, yet the creator can often challenge—whether large or small—some status quo. Plus they can be aware and conscious voices in a sometimes mindless rat race. Significantly, negative stereotypes of creative people exist, even showing hair askew and bumping into walls. Classroom teachers may not recognize or reward the creative voices. In shifting and broadening our “acceptable limits of normality” (the range as well as the average) we can better honor our own uniqueness as well as the sparkling diversity of cultures on a shrinking globe.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Richards
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  1. 1.PsychologySaybrook UniversityOaklandUSA

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