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Liknaitzky, Paul; Smillie, Luke D.; Allen, Nicholas B. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Depression is associated with biased interpretations and beliefs that are resistant to change. This kind of cognitive rigidity may depend on two distinct factors--a reduced ability for processing information that conflicts with these interpretations and beliefs and a reduced ability for generating alternative representations. Although depressive…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Miceli, Silvana; de Palo, Valeria; Monacis, Lucia; Cardaci, Maurizio; Sinatra, Maria – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The Cognitive Style Indicator (CoSI) includes 3 cognitive dimensions: creating (flexible, open-ended and inventive), knowing (emphasizing facts, details, objectivity, and rationality), and planning (guided by preferences for certainty and well-structured information). The first aim of this research was to validate the 3-factor structure of the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Decision Making, Preferences, Measures (Individuals)
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Rojas, Joanne P.; Tyler, Kenneth M. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Within the investment theory of creativity (Sternberg & Lubart, 1996), creativity is defined as a 2-part process of "buying low" by investing in unusual ideas and then "selling high" by convincing others of the value or usefulness of these new ideas. This process requires both creative ideation and perseverance. The purpose…
Descriptors: Creativity Tests, Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Creativity
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Tomassoni, Rosella; Treglia, Eugenia; Tomao, Manuela – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this research was to compare the creative performance of students belonging to 2 different cultures, Italian and Ugandan. The participants were 462 children between the ages of 6 and 14 (231 in each group). The children were distributed across the age groups, between the 1st and 7th years of primary school. This study used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Creativity, Cultural Differences
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Van de Vliert, Evert; Murray, Damian R. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Nobel laureates, technological pioneers, and innovative entrepreneurs are unequally distributed across the globe. Their density increases in regions toward the North Pole, toward the South Pole, and very close to the Equator. This geographic anomaly led us to explore whether stressful demands of climatic cold and climatic heat (imposed…
Descriptors: Climate, Creativity, Innovation, Economic Climate
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Agnoli, Sergio; Vanucci, Manila; Pelagatti, Claudia; Corazza, Giovanni Emanuele – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Even if mind wandering (MW) and mindfulness have traditionally been intended as separate and antithetical constructs, the roles of these 2 mental states on creative behavior were jointly explored in this article. In particular, MW was analyzed in light of a recent approach suggesting a differentiation between deliberate and spontaneous MW, whereas…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Creativity, Attention Control, Correlation
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Harrington, David M. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
From the mid-1950s to the present time, creativity researchers have typically adopted the view that any new piece of work must be statistically novel as well as non-trivially valuable to some group of people if it is to be considered creative. A few scholars have suggested that a new piece of work must also be surprising, non-obvious, or…
Descriptors: Creativity, Definitions, Researchers, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
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Haase, Jennifer; Hoff, Eva V.; Hanel, Paul H. P.; Innes-Ker, Åse – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
This meta-analysis investigated the relations between creative self-efficacy (CSE) and creativity measures and hypothesized that self-assessed questionnaires would have a different relation to self-efficacy beliefs compared to other creativity tests. The meta-analysis synthesized 60 effect sizes from 41 papers (overall N = 17226). Taken as a…
Descriptors: Creativity, Self Efficacy, Creativity Tests, Meta Analysis
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LeBoutillier, Nicholas; Barry, Richard – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Research into psychological mindedness (PM) has focuses on its beneficial role in improving physical and mental well-being. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of two PM measures and personality in predicting creative cognition performance. Following the completion of a battery of questionnaires, 176 participants from the general…
Descriptors: Creativity, Schemata (Cognition), Task Analysis, Role
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Kargi, Eda; Yazgin, Yucel – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Play is a significant event and opportunity for experience and discovery for children to find their place in the society, to search for themselves and their identity. This study aimed to analyze how the images of children and play were reflected on impressionist painting in Europe in the 19th century. First, the works of impressionist painters…
Descriptors: Play, Toys, Art Expression, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Primus, Dirk J.; Sonnenburg, Stephan – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The flow experience can be an important precursor to high levels of creativity and innovation. Prior work has identified and conceptualized the key elements of the flow experience in cocreative activities as individual flow corridor, individual flow feeling, and group flow. Surprisingly, the flow experience is underrepresented in theory and…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Toys, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Kennedy, Emily B.; Miller, Derek J.; Niewiarowski, Peter H. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The objective of this study was to test the effect of far-field industrial (i.e., man-made) versus biological analogies on creativity of business professionals from two organizations engaged in the idea generation phase of new product development. Psychological effects, as reflected in language use, were measured via computerized text analysis of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Comparative Analysis, Design, Biology
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Kasirer, Anat; Mashal, Nira – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
This study focused on the cognitive abilities that contribute to creative metaphor generation. A concept explanation task was used to test conventional and novel (creative) metaphor generation. Conceptual fluency and similarities were measured using the Tel-Aviv Creativity Test (TACT). The main goal was to investigate how fluency of ideas and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Creative Thinking, Figurative Language, Concept Formation
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Moltafet, Ghavam; Sadati Firoozabadi, Somayeh Sadat; Pour-Raisi, Asieh – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
This study examined the relationship between parental styles and emotional creativity and investigated the mediating role of the fulfillment of basic psychological needs in this relationship. The population included 3372 undergraduate students, among whom, 375 (177 females and 198 males) were selected by multi-stage cluster sampling method. The…
Descriptors: Path Analysis, Creativity, Emotional Development, Psychological Needs
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Paek, Sue Hyeon; Runco, Mark A. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
The criterion-related validity of divergent thinking (DT) tests has been questioned because of relatively low correlations between DT test scores and creative performance. A possible inhibiting factor in previous correlations--heterogeneity of the sample--has been ignored. If groups with different DT profiles are involved in this line of research,…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Tests, Creative Thinking
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