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Wang, Lixia; Xu, Xiaobo; Wang, Qing; Healey, Grace; Su, Liang; Pang, Weiguo – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
Schizophrenia and schizotypy have been often associated with above average creativity; however, empirical studies on the relationship between schizophrenia spectrum disorders and enhanced creativity generated inconsistent results. This research investigates if the association between schizophrenia spectrum disorders and creative potential levels…
Descriptors: Personality, Personality Traits, Schizophrenia, Creativity
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Rodrigue, Amanda L.; Perkins, David R. – Creativity Research Journal, 2012
The literature on the connection between psychopathology and creativity is vast and recent research has focused on the relationship between the schizophrenic spectrum and creativity. The schizophrenic spectrum includes genetically related disorders that share certain symptom features. It has been suggested that schizotypal personality disorder, a…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Schizophrenia, Mental Disorders, Problem Solving
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Armstrong, David – Creativity Research Journal, 2012
Although previous research has suggested that people with subclinical levels of schizophrenic symptoms achieve a greater number of creative accomplishments, the contention that there is a creative cognitive advantage in schizotypy has received mixed support. It was hypothesized that accounting for complex relationships between (a) creative…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Schizophrenia, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Achievement