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The relationship between creativity, schizotypy and intelligence

Batey, M; Furnham, A; (2009) The relationship between creativity, schizotypy and intelligence. Individual Differences Research , 7 (4) pp. 272-284.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which measures of schizotypy and intelligence predicted measures of creativity, as assessed by Divergent Thinking tests and a Word Fluency test. Eighty-five participants were tested on the Wonderlic Personnel Test, the Baddeley Reasoning Test, Thurstone's Word Fluency test, Guildford's (1967) Alternate Uses and Consequences tests in addition to a multidimensional schizotypy inventory (O-LIFE: Mason, Claridge & Jackson, 1995). The results of the Divergent Thinking tests were scored for both fluency and independently rated by three judges using the Consensual Assessment Technique (Amabile, 1982). Negative schizotypy (Introvertive Anhedonia) was associated with impaired performance on all the measures of creativity. Higher ratings of creativity were associated with a dimension related to Psychoticism (Impulsive Nonconformity). Enhanced fluency on the Thurstone Word Fluency test was associated with higher scores on the Wonderlic Personnel Test. The implications of the results are discussed. Copyright © 2009 Individual Differences Association, Inc.

Type: Article
Title: The relationship between creativity, schizotypy and intelligence
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1321255
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