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Modeling emotion-creativity interaction following brief training
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- Published: 21 July 2014
- Positive Affect
- Relaxation Training
- Divergent Thinking
- Positive Affect Score
- Creativity Change
One form of meditation training, the integrative body-mind training (IBMT) has been shown to improve attention, reduce stress and change self-reports of mood . Here, we examine whether short-term IBMT can improve performance related to creativity and determine the role that mood may play in such improvement using the cross-lagged models.
As predicted, PA had a positive cross-lagged impact on TTCT, which indicated a causal influence from positive mood changes to the creativity changes in IBMT group but not in RT group. In addition, NA had a negative cross-lagged impact on TTCT, which indicated a causal influence from negative mood changes to the creativity changes in the IBMT group but not in RT group.
Consistent with our previous research, the IBMT group significantly outperformed the RT group in TTCT scores and emotion after training. The cross-lagged analyses indicated that both positive and negative mood changes may contribute to the creativity changes following IBMT. Our results suggested that emotion-related creativity-promoting mechanism may be attributed to short-term meditation. Modeling emotion-creativity interaction using cross-lagged analysis may open up an important avenue for studying meditation-emotion-creativity relationships.
This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research, SQKM201210029003 and PXM2013_014206_000058.
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