ELLEN J. LANGER is the author of two bestselling books: Mindfulness, which has sold more than 150,000 copies in thirteen languages, and The Power of Mindful Learning. Langer is a professor of psychology at Harvard University. Dr. Langer is the recipient of, numerous awards and honors: a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest from the American Psychological Association, and the Award for Distinguished Contributions of Basic Science to the Application of Psychology. From the Hardcover edition.
Advance praise for On Becoming an Artist "An artful blend of psychological research and personal reflection that illuminates human creativity." -Howard Gardner, author of Creating Minds "Whether painting, writing, or just being, Dr. Langer, a renaissance woman, offers profound insights into how and why to increase our mindful creativity." -Betty Friedan "Ellen Langer's On Becoming an Artist is a profound book, clearly and simply written, that presents scientific evidence as good advice to everyone who wishes to lead a creative life. As a psychologist and artist, Langer sees the process of making art from the inside out. Her book goes beyond art to enable her readers to make important choices, freely to experiment, and to gain satisfaction from what she calls 'living mindfully.' I thoroughly enjoyed, and was inspired by her work." -Roger Mandle, president, Rhode Island School of Design "Without making extravagant promises about releasing our inner Michelangelos, On Becoming An Artist is provocative, liberating, and in itself a significant act of mindful creativity." -Justin Kaplan, Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain From the Hardcover edition.