Cultural borders and mental barriers: the relationship between living abroad and creativity.

@article{Maddux2009CulturalBA,
  title={Cultural borders and mental barriers: the relationship between living abroad and creativity.},
  author={William W. Maddux and Adam D. Galinsky},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={
          1047-61
        }
}
Despite abundant anecdotal evidence that creativity is associated with living in foreign countries, there is currently little empirical evidence for this relationship. Five studies employing a multimethod approach systematically explored the link between living abroad and creativity. Using both individual and dyadic creativity tasks, Studies 1 and 2 provided initial demonstrations that time spent living abroad (but not time spent traveling abroad) showed a positive relationship with creativity… CONTINUE READING

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