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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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|
|Date :||1 November 2011|
|Identification Number :||10.1145/2069618.2069712|
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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|
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