Inspiration as a psychological construct.

@article{Thrash2003InspirationAA,
  title={Inspiration as a psychological construct.},
  author={Todd M. Thrash and Andrew J Elliot},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={871-89}
}
Inspiration has received little theoretical or empirical attention within psychology. Inspiration is conceptualized herein as a general construct characterized by evocation, motivation, and transcendence. In Studies 1a and 1b, a trait measure of inspiration was developed and was found to have strong psychometric properties. Studies 2a-2c documented a nomological network consistent with the present conceptualization. Study 3 related inspiration to the holding of U.S. patents. Study 4 linked… CONTINUE READING
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