Stimulated by Novelty? The Role of Psychological Needs and Perceived Creativity

  title={Stimulated by Novelty? The Role of Psychological Needs and Perceived Creativity},
  author={Kiki M. M. De Jonge and Eric Rietzschel and Nico W. Van Yperen},
  journal={Personality \& Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={851 - 867}
In the current research, we aimed to address the inconsistent finding in the brainstorming literature that cognitive stimulation sometimes results from novel input, yet other times from non-novel input. We expected and found, in three experiments, that the strength and valence of this relationship are moderated by people’s psychological needs for structure and autonomy. Specifically, the effect of novel input (vs. non-novel input), through perceived creativity, on cognitive stimulation was… 
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