The Effects of Competition on Improvisers’ Motivation, Stress, and Creative Performance

  title={The Effects of Competition on Improvisers’ Motivation, Stress, and Creative Performance},
  author={Jacob Eisenberg and W. Thompson},
  journal={Creativity Research Journal},
  pages={129 - 136}
  • Jacob Eisenberg, W. Thompson
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Creativity Research Journal
  • We explored how competition affects the quality of musical improvisation, as well as the intrinsic motivation and stress reported by improvisers. Amateur musicians improvised on a keyboard in one of two conditions: induced competition and no competition. Employing the consensual assessment technique, improvisations were assessed for creativity and technical goodness by 10 expert judges. Findings indicate that improvisations were judged as more creative under competitive than non-competitive… CONTINUE READING
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