The relationship between stressors and creativity: a meta-analysis examining competing theoretical models.

  title={The relationship between stressors and creativity: a meta-analysis examining competing theoretical models.},
  author={Kris Byron and Shalini Khazanchi and Deborah Nazarian},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={95 1},
Competing theoretical models and equivocal evidence leave unanswered questions regarding stressors' effect on creativity. The present meta-analysis of 76 experimental studies (including 82 independent samples) aims to clarify this association and identify factors that may explain differences between studies. Our results suggest that the effect of stressors on creative performance depends on how stress-inducing the stressor is and what type of stress is induced. We found a curvilinear… Expand

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