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Papworth, Mark A.; Jordan, Gabriele; Backhouse, Catherine; Evans, Nicola; Kent-Lemon, Nicola; Morris, Jennifer; Winchester, Kenneth J. G. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2008
A relationship is commonly reported between high levels of artistic creativity and mental health problems (e.g., depression or psychosis), and it is now becoming clearer that the divergent cognitive style associated with creativity has commonalities with some of the processes involved in the development and maintenance of some psychological…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Mental Disorders, Artists, Creativity
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Papworth, Mark A.; James, Ian A. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2003
Since highly creative individuals are more likely to experience depression, this article examines the hypothesis that appraisal may be a mediating feature between creativity and affect. Measurement of creativity, cognitive appraisal patterns, and mood in 104 undergraduate art or science students found art students were more creative, experienced…
Descriptors: College Students, Creativity, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Problems