Following are the impressive ideas I got after reading the document( Multicultural Experience Enhances Creativity ). I also added my own creativity and inspirations to simplify the complex thoughts. Hope you find it helpful.

Multicultural experience may foster creativity by 

  • (a) providing direct access to novel ideas and concepts from other cultures,

  • (b) creating the ability to see
    multiple underlying functions behind the same form,

  • (c)
    destabilizing routinized knowledge structures, thereby increasing the accessibility of normally inaccessible knowledge,

  • (d) creating a
    psychological readiness to recruit ideas from unfamiliar sources and places, and

  • (e) fostering
    synthesis of seemingly incompatible ideas from diverse cultures.

To increase your creativity, you may need to ...

  • be exposed ~ to different cultures or environments

  • adapt ~ to the new cultures with an open mind

  • reduce time pressure ~ just take your time

  • deemphasize mortality ~ mistakes are acceptabl

  • deemphasize firm answers ~ work on an open ended question