publication . Article . 2012

Differential effects of cognitive inhibition and intelligence on creativity

Benedek, Mathias; Franz, Fabiola; Heene, Moritz; Neubauer, Aljoscha C.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2012 Journal: Personality and Individual Differences, volume 53-334, issue 4, pages 480-485 (issn: 0191-8869, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press
Abstract
There are different conceptions about how cognitive inhibition is related to creativity. Creativity has either been associated with effective inhibition, or with disinhibition, or with an adaptive engagement of inhibition. In this study, we examined the relationship of cognitive inhibition, assessed by means of the random motor generation task, with different measures of creativity. We also analyzed whether this relation is mediated by intelligence. We generally found a positive correlation of inhibition and creativity measures. Moreover, latent variable analyses indicate that inhibition may primarily promote the fluency of ideas, whereas intelligence specifical...
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free text keywords: Psychology(all), Random sequence generation, Inhibition, Creativity, Article, Intelligence, Structural equation model
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publication . Article . 2012

Differential effects of cognitive inhibition and intelligence on creativity

Benedek, Mathias; Franz, Fabiola; Heene, Moritz; Neubauer, Aljoscha C.;