Disentangling the impact of artistic creativity on creative thinking, working memory, attention and intelligence: Evidence for domain-specific relationships with a new self-report questionnaire

Lunke, Katrin; Meier, Beat (2016). Disentangling the impact of artistic creativity on creative thinking, working memory, attention and intelligence: Evidence for domain-specific relationships with a new self-report questionnaire. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1089), p. 1089. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01089

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The goal of the present study was to take a new look at the relationship between creativity and cognitive functioning. Based on models that have postulated domain- and sub-domain-structures for different forms of creativity, like scientific, technical or artistic creativity with cognitive functions as important basis, we developed a new questionnaire. The Artistic Creativity Domains Compendium (ACDC) assesses interest, ability and performance in a distinct way for different domains of artistic creativity. We present the data of 270 adults tested with the ACDC, standard tests of divergent and convergent thinking, and tests of cognitive functions. We present fine-grained analyses on the internal and external validity of the ACDC and on the relationships between creativity, working memory, attention, and intelligence. Our results indicate domain-specific associations between creativity and attention as well as working memory. We conclude that the ACDC is a valid instrument to assess artistic creativity and that a fine-grained analysis reveals distinct patterns of relationships between separate domains of creativity and cognition.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Human Sciences
UniBE Contributor: Lunke, Katrin and Meier, Beat
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
ISSN: 1664-1078
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Language: English
Submitter: Beat Meier
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 08:56
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2017 02:12
Publisher DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01089
PubMed ID: 27516745
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.89826
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/89826

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