A meta-analytic investigation of the relationship of state and trait anxiety to performance on figural and verbal creative tasks.

@article{Byron2011AMI,
  title={A meta-analytic investigation of the relationship of state and trait anxiety to performance on figural and verbal creative tasks.},
  author={Kristin Byron and Shalini Khazanchi},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={269-83}
}
Extensive research suggests when and how anxiety has debilitating or facilitating effects on routine cognitive tasks or motor tasks. However, research examining anxiety's relation to performance on creative tasks such as divergent thinking and artistic tasks is less conclusive despite a rather substantial literature. The authors' meta-analytic investigation of 59 independent samples finds that anxiety is significantly and negatively related to creative performance. In addition, the findings… CONTINUE READING

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