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ERIC Number: EJ821960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0749-5978
Understanding the Relationship between Mood and Creativity: A Meta-Analysis
Davis, Mark A.
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, v108 n1 p25-38 Jan 2009
A meta-analysis of 62 experimental and 10 non-experimental studies was conducted to evaluate the positive-mood-enhances-creativity generalization. While the results demonstrate that positive mood enhances creativity, the strength of that effect is contingent upon the comparative or referent mood state (i.e., neutral or negative mood) as well as the type of creative task. Further, the pattern of effect sizes supports a curvilinear relationship between affective intensity and creative performance. In general, a contextual perspective of mood-creativity relations is supported. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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