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Creative feelings: the effect of mood on creative ideation and evaluation.

Sowden, PT and Dawson, L (2011) Creative feelings: the effect of mood on creative ideation and evaluation. In: The 8th ACM conference on Creativity and cognition, 2011-11-03 - 2011-11-06, Atlanta, Georgia,USA.

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Abstract

Research has found mixed effects of mood on creative problem solving. Here we examined the effects of mood on two components of creative problem solving; ideation and evaluation. After induction of positive, negative or neutral mood participants completed ideation and evaluation tasks. Results showed that a positive mood facilitates ideation whereas a negative mood facilitated evaluation. Persons in a negative mood set their criterion for usefulness of ideas higher than did those in a positive mood. This would lead to continued search for optimal solutions and improve performance on creative problem solving tasks in which the quality, rather than quantity, of solutions is important.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Sowden, PTUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dawson, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 November 2011
Identification Number : 10.1145/2069618.2069712
Contributors :
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PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM), UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of a paper published as Sowden PT, Dawson L (2011). Creative feelings: the effect of mood on creative ideation and evaluation. The 8th ACM conference on Creativity and cognition, Atlanta, Georgia,USA, 03 Nov 2011 - 06 Nov 2011. C&C '11 Proceedings of the 8th ACM conference on Creativity and cognition. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York, New York, USA. 393-394. 01 Nov 2011. Available at: http://www.acm.org/
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 22 Jan 2013 16:07
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 19:34
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/712562

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