and yes, science is a "creative profession"; don't let anybody tell you otherwise! problem-solving requires creativity, and scientists sure do a lot of problem-solving.
in behavioral science specifically, we're always developing new ideas of how unseen constructs govern our daily lives, as well as new ways to test those constructs. creativity is essential for that.
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although tbh a lot of the recent emphasis on "creativity" as a marketable trait is borne out of anxiety over automation and generally precarious employment conditions. if you're creative you're "irreplaceable", right?... right?!
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