Individual Differences in Creative Cognition
Jarosz, Andrew F.
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Creativity is increasing in value worldwide, but the processes underlying various creative abilities remain ambiguous. The most frequently used assessments of creativity (i.e., divergent thinking tasks; creative problem-solving tasks) differ in surface features and are also rarely examined together. These inconsistencies, in addition to mixed findings in the literature, have caused considerable debate among creativity researchers concerning the particular roles of independent or dual processes that lead to success on different creativity tests. The present study expounded upon these mixed findings using a factor analytic method. The results indicated that individual differences in working memory and fluency ability impact performance on divergent thinking and creative problem-solving tasks, but to differing degrees. These results are discussed as supporting a dual-process view of creative thinking.
Craig, Sarah K, "Individual Differences in Creative Cognition" (2018). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 2694.