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ERIC Number: EJ881255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
The Relationship among Spontaneity, Impulsivity, and Creativity
Kipper, David A.; Green, Doreen J.; Prorak, Amanda
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n1 p39-53 2010
The present study was designed to investigate two characteristics of spontaneity, its relationship to creativity and to impulsivity. We hypothesized a positive relationship between spontaneity and creativity, consistent with Moreno, 1953 "canon of spontaneity-creativity." We also predicted a negative relationship between spontaneity and impulsivity. Participants were graduate and undergraduate students at an independent, urban university in Upper Midwest United States (N = 117) who were administered three inventories measuring spontaneity, impulsivity, and creativity. Results confirmed both predictions. Further, a different pattern of relationships existed between the four subscales measuring impulsivity and spontaneity and the four subscales measuring impulsivity, spontaneity, and creativity. The subscale measuring sensation seeking, however, showed a completely different pattern of relationship to creativity and impulsivity. It correlated positively with both. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States