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Todd, E. Michelle; Higgs, Cory A.; Mumford, Michael D. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Although scholars have identified many variables that contribute to creative problem-solving, less attention has been given to variables that might lead to failure in creative problem-solving. One set of variables that might lead to poor performance in creative problem-solving efforts may be found in various decision biases. In this study, the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Creativity, Prediction, Decision Making
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Zhao, Yanmei; Zhang, Zhengtang; Xu, Wenjian; Zhang, Qinglin – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Although research from a range of fields indicates the importance of innovation for progress in those fields, there is not yet a set of best practices for promoting insights that lead to scientific innovation. This article proposes and tests the hypothesis that function-construction maps based on prototype and heuristic theory lead to increased…
Descriptors: Innovation, Scientific Research, Creativity, Best Practices
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Wu, Ching-Lin; Chen, Hsueh-Chih – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Both creativity and humor are high-level cognitive functions and complex concepts. Although creativity and humor are generally deemed positively correlated, it has been difficult to explicitly identify their relationship with each other. The cognitive process of creativity includes divergent thinking, insight, and remote association, whereas humor…
Descriptors: Creativity, Humor, Cognitive Ability, Correlation
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Ruggiero, F.; Cortese, F.; Lavazza, A.; D'Urso, G.; Di Nuzzo, C.; Marceglia, S.; Pravettoni, G; Priori, A.; Ferrucci, R. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Creativity is considered to be one of the most important characteristics that humans possess. It emerges from fundamental cognitive operations and the activation of specific brain regions. In several neurological disorders, such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), creativity plays an important role in diagnosis and…
Descriptors: Diseases, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Creativity, Clinical Diagnosis
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Wang, Zhengyan; Dong, Shuyang – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Autonomy is one of the core motivators of children's creativity and (non)compliance. But it is less known how children's (non)compliance links to later creative potential and how maternal parenting behaviors contribute to those links. This article, as part of a longitudinal study, tested whether preschoolers' committed compliance and…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Personal Autonomy
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Carter, Christina; Hass, Richard W.; Charfadi, Melissa; Dinzeo, Thomas J. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
This study explored the relationship between schizotypy, hypomania, and indicators of creativity in 152 adult undergraduate students. We were interested in exploring a possible inverted U-shaped relationship between mental illness and creativity where moderate (vs. high or low) amounts of pathology are associated with facilitating creative…
Descriptors: Correlation, Schizophrenia, Creativity, Undergraduate Students
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Tan, Chee-Seng; Tan, Soon-Aun; Mohd Hashim, Intan Hashimah; Lee, Mah-Ngee; Ong, Anna Wen-Huey; Yaacob, Siti nor Binti – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Many studies have found that creativity tends to promote happiness, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study proposed and tested a serial mediation model to investigate the relationships among creativity, problem solving, stress, and happiness on emerging adults and adolescents (N = 1,146). It is hypothesized that creativity is…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Correlation, Creativity, Psychological Patterns
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Trnka, Radek; Cabelkova, Inna; Kuška, Martin; Nikolai, Tomas – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Little is known about the relationship between emotional creativity and age-related cognitive decline. This study explored how deficits in some cognitive abilities are related to emotional creativity, i.e., cognitive abilities relating to originality and appropriateness in emotional experience. One hundred and eighty-seven older adults (mean…
Descriptors: Creativity, Older Adults, Correlation, Aging (Individuals)
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Toader, Andra F.; Cantner, Uwe; Kessler, Thomas – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
This study developed a model of team mental models' influence on team adaptive performance at different stages. It proposed that mental models have different relationships with adaptive performance as a function of the performance stage when teams experience changes: early on (i.e., during situation assessment) more divergent mental models are…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Teamwork, Schemata (Cognition), Foreign Countries
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Delany, Danielle E.; Cheung, Rebecca R. M.; Takahashi, Yusuke; Cheung, Cecilia S. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Our research examined whether adolescents in the United States, China, and Japan differed in their conceptions of a creative person. Participants were American (n = 321), Chinese (n = 235), and Japanese (n = 393) adolescents in 7th and 8th grades who completed surveys at 3 time points. Using an open-ended questionnaire, adolescents were asked to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Grade 7, Grade 8, Cross Cultural Studies
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Zhang, Wei; Sun, Sunny Li; Jiang, Yuan; Zhang, Wenyao – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
This study extends the research on the creative work process in teams by integrating personality traits, knowledge-sharing behavior, and transformational leadership. Analyses of multisource data from 347 members of 53 creative teams in 26 firms reveal the associations between heterogeneity of openness to experience in teams and team creativity…
Descriptors: Creativity, Personality Traits, Transformational Leadership, Teamwork
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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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