Psychological mindedness, personality and creative cognition

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Le Boutillier, N. and Barry, R. 2018. Psychological mindedness, personality and creative cognition. Creativity Research Journal. 30 (1), pp. 78-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2018.1411440
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TitlePsychological mindedness, personality and creative cognition
AuthorsLe Boutillier, N. and Barry, R.
Abstract

Research into Psychological Mindedness (PM) has focuses on its beneficial role in improving physical and mental well-being. The aim of the current 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 population (age ranged from 16-68 years old) completed three creative cognition tasks. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed independent effects for both the PM Interest and Insight variables in performance on two of the three creative cognition measures. Critically, these showed that the PM variables positively predicted performance on both the Creative Visualization Task and the Remote Associates Test. Conversely, the association between performance on the Alternate Uses Task and the PM variables was explained by the Openness to new experience variable. These findings are discussed in the context of the inclusion of further mediating variables that may explain the causal relationship between PM and creative cognition.

KeywordsCreativity, Psychological Mindedness, Creative Meta-cognition, Self-knowledge and -Interest
Research GroupLanguage, Learning and Cognition group
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalCreativity Research Journal
ISSN1040-0419
Electronic1532-6934
Publication dates
Online30 Jan 2018
Print02 Jan 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Feb 2018
Accepted28 Nov 2017
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Creativity Research Journal on 02/01/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10400419.2018.1411440

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2018.1411440
LanguageEnglish
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