Sid Parnes

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Dr. Sidney J. Parnes
Born(1922-01-05)January 5, 1922
DiedAugust 19, 2013(2013-08-19) (aged 91)
Known forCreative Problem Solving techniques
 
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Dr. Sidney J. Parnes
Born(1922-01-05)January 5, 1922
DiedAugust 19, 2013(2013-08-19) (aged 91)
Known forCreative Problem Solving techniques

Dr. Sidney J. Parnes (January 5, 1922 – August 19, 2013) was an American academic who was professor at Buffalo State College (located in Buffalo, New York) and the co-founder of the International Center for Studies in Creativity. The Center is housed within Buffalo State College, one of the only places in the world that offers a Masters of Science degree in Creativity. The department also now offers a distance learning version of the degree to students around the world as well as an undergraduate minor in Creative Studies.[1]

Parnes was a lifetime trustee of the Creative Education Foundation (CEF).[2] He joined the (CEF) in 1955 in order to help develop a comprehensive educational program for the CEF's Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), which is the world's longest-running international creativity conference. In 1966, CEF founder Alex Osborn died, leaving Parnes to head the Foundation.[3]

Parnes and Alex Osborn developed the Creative Problem Solving Process (CPS), a structured method for generating solutions to problems.[4] This method is taught annually at the International Center for Studies in Creativity,[5] the Creative Problem Solving Institute[6] and the CREA Conference in Europe.


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  1. ^ "Sidney J. Parnes, leader in creativity, creative studies - Obituaries". The Buffalo News. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Board of Trustees". Creative Education Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  3. ^ "History of the Creative Education Foundation". Creative Education Foundation. Archived from the original on 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  4. ^ Hurson, Tim (2007). Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill. p. xi. ISBN 978-0-07-149493-9. 
  5. ^ "ICSC Course Descriptions". International Center for Studies in Creativity. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  6. ^ "Creative Problem Solving Institute". Creative Education Foundation. Retrieved 2007-12-22.