Creativity and Ego Defense Mechanisms: Some Exploratory Empirical Evidence

  title={Creativity and Ego Defense Mechanisms: Some Exploratory Empirical Evidence},
  author={George Domino and Jeffrey L. Short and Anna Evans and Patr{\'i}cia Ribeiro Romano},
  journal={Creativity Research Journal},
  pages={17 - 25}
Two samples of college students (n = 40 each) drawn from a larger sample (N = 188) were identified as high creative or low creative based on their performance on 5 measures of creativity that included both tests of creativity and actual creative production such as haiku poetry. The students were then interviewed with a semistructured procedure, and the video recordings of the interviews assessed as to the utilization of each of 15 ego defense styles. Thirteen of the 15 ego defense styles showed… 
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