A Meta-Analysis of Personality in Scientific and Artistic Creativity

  title={A Meta-Analysis of Personality in Scientific and Artistic Creativity},
  author={Gregory J. Feist},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={290 - 309}
  • Gregory J. Feist
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
Theory and research in both personality psychology and creativity share an essential commonality: emphasis on the uniqueness of the individual. Both disciplines also share an emphasis on temporal consistency and have a 50-year history, and yet no quantitative review of the literature on the creative personality has been conducted. The 3 major goals of this article are to present the results of the first meta-analytic review of the literature on personality and creative achievement, to present a… 

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