Grant Recipients

The Imagination Institute, based at the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center, has announced the recipients of nearly $3 million worth of grants to researchers at 16 institutions. These grants are aimed at the development of better ways of assessing and promoting imagination and creativity.

Cognitive

The Benefits of Daydreaming for Creativity & Creative Writing

University of California, Santa Barbara

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Cognitive

Identifying the Role of Simulation in Imagination Expertise

Princeton University

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Development

Assessing & Fostering Visual Imagination through Drawing

Brooklyn College

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Development

Fantasy Orientation: Measuring Individual Differences, Improving Imaginative Play, & Assessing Mechanisms of Cognitive Development

University of Alabama

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Education

A Motivational Approach to the Enhancement of Imagination & Human Flourishing

College of William & Mary

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Education

The School Imagination, Creativity, & Innovation (ICI) Index & Portfolio

University of Connecticut

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Education

Measuring & Improving Adolescents' Social-Emotional Imagination to Foster Flourishing: A Mixed-Method Neuroimaging & Psychosocial Longitudinal Study with School-Based Interventions

University of Southern California

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Language

Measurement & Development of Narrative Imagination (NI)

Pace University & Yale University; University Paris Descartes

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Language

Creativity & the Quantification of Free Thought

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Neuro

Measuring Imagination with Functional Network Connectivity

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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Neuro

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Enhance Creative Uses for Objects

University of Pennsylvania

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Neuro

The Four Factor Imagination Theory (4FIT): Strategy, Methodology, & Anticipated Results

Northwestern University

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Neuro

Structural & Functional Biomarkers of Aesthetic Creativity & Imagination

Wesleyan University

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Neuro

The Neurological Correlates of Creativity in Geniuses

Thomas Jefferson University & Hospital

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Personality

Self-Regulation in Creativity: The Difference Between Having an idea & Doing Something With It

Yale University

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Personality

Introducing imQ: Assessing & Improving Imagination

Goldsmiths University of London, UK

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