Psychological mindedness, personality and creative cognition

LeBoutillier, Nicholas ORCID logoORCID: and Barry, Richard ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Psychological mindedness, personality and creative cognition. Creativity Research Journal, 30 (1) . pp. 78-84. ISSN 1040-0419 [Article] (doi:10.1080/10400419.2018.1411440)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Creativity, Psychological Mindedness, Creative Meta-cognition, Self-knowledge and -Interest
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Language, Learning and Cognition group
Item ID: 23540
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Creativity Research Journal on 02/01/2018, available online:
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Depositing User: Nicholas Le Boutillier
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 15:03
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022 15:29

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