She posts his videos or pictures on Instagram.
That this advice is useless when actually trying to solve a problem involving a real box should effectively have killed off the much widely disseminated—and therefore, much more dangerous—metaphor that out-of-the-box thinking spurs creativity.
The second group was told that the solution required the lines to be drawn outside the imaginary box bordering the dot array.
In the 1970s, however, very few were even aware of its existence, even though it had been around for almost a century.
Here's a good test, tell a K-Beast that she looks Japanese and tell me how that goes down.
After all, with one simple yet brilliant experiment, researchers had proven that the conceptual link between thinking outside the box and creativity was a myth.
The symmetry, the beautiful simplicity of the solution, and the fact that 80 percent of the participants were effectively blinded by the boundaries of the square led Guilford and the readers of his books to leap to the sweeping conclusion that creativity requires you to go outside the box.
The correct solution, however, requires you to draw lines that extend beyond the area defined by the dots.