Openness to experience, plasticity, and creativity: Exploring lower-order, high-order, and interactive effects

@inproceedings{Nusbaum2009OpennessTE,
  title={Openness to experience, plasticity, and creativity: Exploring lower-order, high-order, and interactive effects},
  author={Emily C. Nusbaum and Christopher J. Berg},
  year={2009}
}
What are creative people like? Openness to experience is important to creativity, but little is known about plasticity, the higher-order factor that subsumes openness. College students (n = 189) completed measures of the Big Five and measures of creative cognition (fluency and quality of divergent thinking), everyday creative behaviors, creative achievement, and self-rated creativity. Latent variable models found broad effects of openness to experience and few effects of the other four domains… CONTINUE READING

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