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Are All Measures of Inhibition Creatively Equal?

Title: Are All Measures of Inhibition Creatively Equal? : The Differential and Interaction Effects of Inhibition Type on Creativity.
Name(s): Rotolo, Ashley Nicole, author
Kaschak, Michael P., professor directing thesis
Boot, Walter Richard, committee member
Ganley, Colleen M., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (43 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Previous research revealed mixed findings regarding the direction of the relation of inhibition and creativity. The goal of this study was to determine if the task used to measure inhibition accounts for this variance in direction and if these various tasks would demonstrate convergent validity, despite contention that inhibition cannot be deconstructed into separate types. It was hypothesized that attention inhibition measures would correlate negatively to creativity, whereas memory inhibition measures would correlate positively. Confirmatory factor analyses showed that the inhibition measures did not demonstrate convergent validity based on the proposed two factor model of attention and memory inhibition. Also, most of the inhibition tasks were unrelated to creativity and intelligence, though the n-back task, a memory inhibition measure, positively predicted scores on the Remote Associates Test, a convergent thinking creativity test (r(59) = .39, p = 0.002).
Identifier: FSU_2016SP_Rotolo_fsu_0071N_12973 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2015.
Date of Defense: November 12, 2015.
Keywords: creativity, inhibition
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Michael Kaschak, Professor Directing Thesis; Walter Boot, Committee Member; Colleen Ganley, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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