Personality, creativity and latent inhibition

Burch, Giles St J., Hemsley, David R., Pavlis, Christos and Corr, Philip J. (2006) Personality, creativity and latent inhibition. European Journal of Personality, 20 (2). pp. 107-122. ISSN 0890-2070

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The current study set out to investigate the relationship between creativity, multi-dimensional schizotypy and personality more generally. This was achieved by analysing scores on a range of personality scales and measures of creativity, where it was found that the creativity measures were more closely related to asocial-schizotypy than positive-schizotypy. The study also sought to test Eysenck's prediction (1993, 1995) that, given the putative relationship between creativity and psychosis-proneness, high psychosis-prone scoring individuals and high creativity scoring individuals would demonstrate the same cognitive style of ‘overinclusiveness’ on latent inhibition. However, the results failed to demonstrate any evidence of a shared ‘widening of the associative horizon’ between high creativity and high psychosis-prone scorers. The findings are discussed in relation to multi-dimensional schizotypy.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work and Psychology (former - to 2012)
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Nicole Ranaweera
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 13:39
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2023 12:30
DOI: 10.1002/per.572

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