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Stevenson, Claire; Baas, Matthijs; van der Maas, Han – Journal of Intelligence, 2021
Despite decades of extensive research on creativity, the field still combats psychometric problems when measuring individual differences in creative ability and people's potential to achieve real-world outcomes that are both original and useful. We think these seemingly technical issues have a conceptual origin. We therefore propose a minimal…
Descriptors: Creativity, Psychometrics, Individual Differences, Theories
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Van Leeuwen, Wouter; Baas, Matthijs – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
Although creativity is helpful if not needed to deal with conflicts, research on the effects of conflict on creativity shows inconsistent findings. In this study, the possibility that effects may depend on people's role in conflict was considered. Whether, when, and why assuming the role of attacker or defender in conflict affects creative idea…
Descriptors: Creativity, Competition, Conflict, Creative Thinking
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Baas, Matthijs; De Dreu, Carsten K. W.; Nijstad, Bernard A. – Psychological Bulletin, 2008
This meta-analysis synthesized 102 effect sizes reflecting the relation between specific moods and creativity. Effect sizes overall revealed that positive moods produce more creativity than mood-neutral controls (r = 0.15), but no significant differences between negative moods and mood-neutral controls (r = -0.03) or between positive and negative…
Descriptors: Creativity, Prevention, Motivation, Effect Size