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Imaginary Companions, Creativity, and Self-Image in Middle Childhood
This study investigates 4 questions: First, whether there is a relationship between imaginary companions and creative potential; second, whether children with negative self-images are more likely toExpand
The role of the physical work environment for creative employees – a case study of digital artists
The purpose of the study was to explore the role of the physical environment for creative employees. The results are based on interviews with office-working digital artists. The physical workExpand
A Friend Living inside Me—The Forms and Functions of Imaginary Companions
Imaginary companions and the characteristics of the children who invent them were explored through interviews. Twenty-six children took part. The first aim was to explore the phenomenon in general,Expand
A Meta-Analysis of the Relation between Creative Self-Efficacy and Different Creativity Measurements
This meta-analysis investigated the relations between creative self-efficacy (CSE) and creativity measures and hypothesized that self-assessed questionnaires would have a different relation toExpand
The creative world of middle childhood: Creativity, imagination, and self-image from qualitative and quantitative perspectives
Four studies on creativity, imagination and self-image in 10-year-old children constitute the basis of this dissertation. A total of 179 participants were involved. Study I investigated two newExpand
Enhancing team creativity with playful improvisation theater: a controlled intervention field study
ABSTRACT This study investigates the impact of an intervention of playful improvisational theater on organizational creativity. Teams from nine participating organizations (N = 93) completed pre- andExpand
Chapter 11 – Personality
Publisher Summary Trait words are the natural units in personality descriptions. Traits capture a person's typical behavior, and thus describe what a person is generally like. The enormous varietyExpand
Fantasy as a Driving Force: Relations Between Fantasy and Motivation in Children
The relationship between children’s fantasy involvement and motivational style at school was investigated. Participants were 95 Swedish children in third to fifth grade (9–11 years). FantasyExpand
Shining Lights or Lone Wolves? Creativity and Self-image in Primary School Children
The relationship between self-image and creativity was studied in primary school children. Earlier research points in two directions. Some researchers describe the creative child as well adjusted.Expand
Influence of everyday stress: mechanisms that elicit excitation transfer and dark behavior
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore if a ringing cell phone could impact cognitive performance as well as being agitating to provoke aggressive reactions. The study investigatedExpand