A new measure to assess creative and imaginative fantasy

Mast, Fred W.; Martarelli, C.S.; Weibel, D. (2 April 2016). A new measure to assess creative and imaginative fantasy. In: 2nd World Conference on Personality. Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 31.03.-04.04.2016.

The objective of this study is the construction and validation of a comprehensive self-report measure of fantasy. Unlike previous measures of fantasy, which focus on psychopathology, the current questionnaire conceives of fantasy as a trait with a positive connotation. Exploratory as well as confirmatory factor analyses provided support for a two-factorial conceptualization of the construct, with the dimensions Imaginative Fantasy and Creative Fantasy. The trait measure showed good internal consistency, test-retest reliability as well as discriminant and convergent construct validity. Moreover, in three separate studies we provided behavioral evidence and further support of validity. The conclusion is that a comprehensive measure of fantasy can contribute to the understanding of individual differences in inner experiences, creative processes, and problem solving.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Mast, Fred, Martarelli, Corinna, Weibel, David


100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology




David Weibel

Date Deposited:

31 May 2017 16:48

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:03



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