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ERIC Number: EJ818526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
An Empirical Study of the Construct Validity of Social Creativity
Mouchiroud, Christophe; Bernoussi, Aurore
Learning and Individual Differences, v18 n4 p372-380 2008
Creativity can be broadly defined as a combination of interacting individual and environmental resources leading to the production of valuable solutions. This paper concentrates on the type of creativity that can be expressed in solving social problems. After reviewing the potentially relevant psychological and contextual variables intervening in social creativity, leading to individual differences in this capacity, we present results of a study testing the nomological validity of social creativity in a group of 70 pre-adolescents. The findings indicate that social creativity performance is linked with socially relevant variables such as social competencies, popularity, and parenting style. Finally, we discuss the relevance of a creativity approach in social domains such as violence prevention programs and education. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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