Relationships Between Creativity and its Antecedents Before and After Training: The Role of Risk-Taking and Past Creative Experience

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Elena Karpova, Putman & Hayes Distinguished Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This research examined the effects of past creative experience and attitude toward risk-taking on creativity before and after training. College students enrolled in a creativity course participated in the study. Creativity was assessed by independent experts and self-assessed by the participants. Based on the results, an inverted U-shape relationship was proposed between (a) past creative experience and risk-taking, and (b) risk-taking and self-assessed creativity. Risk-taking was related to self-assessed creativity before and after the training, but not expert-assessed creativity. Past creative experience was not related to creativity, self and expert-assessed, before and after the training.

Additional Information

Creativity: Theory – Research – Applications, 4(1), 80-98
Language: English
Date: 2017
Self-assessed creativity, Expert-assessed creativity, Past creative experience, Risk-taking, Creativity training, Torrance Test of Creative Thinking

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