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
        }
}
  • W. Maddux, A. Galinsky
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
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… Expand

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