Creativity and the measurement subclinical psychopathology in the general population: schizotypy, psychoticism, and hypomania

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Le Boutillier, N., Barry, R. and Westley, D. 2016. Creativity and the measurement subclinical psychopathology in the general population: schizotypy, psychoticism, and hypomania. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. 10 (2), pp. 240-247. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000047
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TitleCreativity and the measurement subclinical psychopathology in the general population: schizotypy, psychoticism, and hypomania
AuthorsLe Boutillier, N., Barry, R. and Westley, D.
Abstract

The aims of the study were to investigate the roles of well-known psychopathology measures in predicting creativity, to assess the concepts of a multitrait and single trait understanding, and to evaluate the role of latent measures of hypomania predicting creativity. Following the completion of a battery of questionnaires 203 participants completed 2 creative cognition tasks. Multivariate multiple regression analyses revealed significant effects for both schizotypy and the latent hypomania scales. Critically, these showed that some negatively (introvertive anhedonia, excitement, and social vitality) and others positively (impulsive nonconformity and mood volatility) predicted creativity. These findings suggest future avenues should evaluate the roles of mood, autonomy, and asociality in mediating the link between subclinical psychopathology and creativity. Further, research should both manipulate state and control trait mood when evaluating psychopathology and creativity.

PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
JournalPsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
ISSN1931-3896
Electronic1931-390X
Publication dates
Online11 Feb 2016
Print31 May 2016
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Deposited03 Apr 2017
Accepted24 Nov 2015
Output statusPublished
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© American Psychological Association, 2016. This paper is not the copy of record and may not exactly replicate the authoritative document published in the APA journal. Please do not copy or cite without author's permission. The final article is available, upon publication, at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000047

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