A meta-analysis of 25 years of mood-creativity research: hedonic tone, activation, or regulatory focus?

@article{Baas2008AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of 25 years of mood-creativity research: hedonic tone, activation, or regulatory focus?},
  author={M. Baas and C. D. De Dreu and B. Nijstad},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={134 6},
  pages={
          779-806
        }
}
This meta-analysis synthesized 102 effect sizes reflecting the relation between specific moods and creativity. Effect sizes overall revealed that positive moods produce more creativity than mood-neutral controls (r= .15), but no significant differences between negative moods and mood-neutral controls (r= -.03) or between positive and negative moods (r= .04) were observed. Creativity is enhanced most by positive mood states that are activating and associated with an approach motivation and… Expand
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