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Chapter 3

PSYC 3550 Chapter 3: The Relationship Between Measures of Creativity and Schizotypy


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 3550
Professor
Jennifer Hunter
Chapter
3

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The Relationship Between Measures of Creativity and
Schizotypy
Creativity has been predicted using cognitive ability and personality
Relationship of sub-clinical measures of psychopathology
(schizotypy/proneness to psychosis and hypomania) to individual
creativity
o Provides insight into the cognitive and behavioural correlates of
creativity
o Explains why debilitating disorders (schizophrenia) have not
succumbed to evolutionary pressures
The same cognitive mechanisms that give rise to
schizophrenia aid in the development of creativity
Purpose: examine measures of creativity in relation to schizotypy while
accounting for intelligence
o Self-rated creativity
o Creative Personality Scale (CPS)
o Inventory of creative achievement (creative performance)
o SUM=TOTAL CREATIVITY
Intelligence = a general factor (g) + a set of specific factors (s), needs to
be controlled for in individual difference investigations of creativity
o Intelligence is considered a correlated variable but nor a
confounding variable
o Measured using Wonderlic Personnel Test (IQ)
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