Creativity and cognitive style : the relationship between field-dependence-independence, expected evaluation, and creative performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Miller, Angela L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:54Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2006 .M552 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188098
dc.description.abstract This study explored the effects of cognitive style and expected evaluation on creativity. Past research has shown that an expectation of evaluation can have a negative impact on creativity, and those individuals classified as field-independent rather than field-dependent are more likely to have higher creativity scores. An interaction between expected evaluation and cognitive style was hypothesized. Participants created a collage to measure creativity, either with or without an expectation of evaluation, and then cognitive style was measured. The hypothesis was partially supported. The more field-independent an individual, the higher the creativity score. Those in the evaluation condition scored higher in creativity than those in the non-evaluation condition, but this effect disappeared when controlling for time and previous art experience. The effect of expected evaluation is discussed in terms of the experimental situation and the conceptualization of motivation. Further investigations of cognitive style and motivational conditions are suggested.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Psychology
dc.format.extent 61 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Creative ability. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cognitive styles. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Field dependence (Psychology) en_US
dc.title Creativity and cognitive style : the relationship between field-dependence-independence, expected evaluation, and creative performance en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1347732 en_US


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