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[ Volume 28 Number 2 October 2018 ]
   
   Greater Stroop Effect Predicts Better Performance on Creative Insight Problems, But Not on Divergent Thinking Tasks
  Viktoria Tidikis and Ivan K. Ash
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Abstract :
Differing lines of thought on how attentional control affects creativity are found throughout the literature. Some researchers have observed a relationship between lower attentional control and creativity, while others have identified that higher attentional control aids creative task performance. In an attempt to clarify these seemingly contradictory findings, we examined the relationship between Stroop task performance and two types of creative problems: divergent thinking and insight tasks. Two differing types of tasks were selected to represent creative thinking’s two distinctive processes. We proposed that success in these problem types would correlate differentially with Stroop performance. Two hundred and forty participants participated in the experiment. Greater Stroop effect was related to a higher number of insight problems solved, but not to divergent thinking task performance. Study results are discussed in terms of Dual Pathway Model of creativity perspective and theories of restructuring in solving insight problems.

Key words : Creativity, Stroop, Insight problems, Divergent thinking

   

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