No pain, no gain: an examination of the effects of self-threat on creativity

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2018
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You, Huan
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This paper investigates how different forms of self-threat influences different types of creativity. It examines which forms of self-threat hinder or boost creative capacity. The author illustrates the proposition that the threat from fixed self-domain enhances convergent creativity and that threats from dynamic self-domain enhance divergent creativity. This research adds to current knowledge of creativity literature by highlighting self-threats and it differentiates effects on both divergent creativity and convergent creativity.
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self-threat, creativity, divergent, convergent
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