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Toward an integrative model of creativity and personality: theoretical suggestions and preliminary empirical testing

Published inThe Journal of creative behavior, vol. 50, no. 2, p. 87-108
Publication date2016
Abstract

The present work proposes an integrative model of creativity that includes personality traits and cognitive processes. This model hypothesizes that three high-order personality factors predict two main process factors, which in turn predict intensity and achievement of creative activities. The personality factors are: Plasticity (high openness, extraversion, energy, and inspiration), Divergence (low agreeableness and conscientiousness, high nonconformity and impulsivity), and Convergence (high ambition, precision, persistence, and critical sense). The process factors are Generation (idea production and originality) and Selection (idea evaluation and formalization). We hypothesized and found that: (a) Plasticity and Divergence predict positively Generation, (b) Convergence predicts positively Selection, (c) Generation, Selection, and their interaction predict positively both intensity and achievement of everyday creative activities.

Keywords
  • Everyday creativity
  • Personality
  • Structural model
  • Generation
  • Selection
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FUERST, Guillaume, GHISLETTA, Paolo, LUBART, Todd. Toward an integrative model of creativity and personality: theoretical suggestions and preliminary empirical testing. In: The Journal of creative behavior, 2016, vol. 50, n° 2, p. 87–108. doi: 10.1002/jocb.71
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