In: Studia Psychologica, vol. 62, no. 2
Rok, strany: 2020, 164 - 177
emotional creativity, creative cognition, divergent thinking, aging, emotion regulation
Previous research has shown that cognitive creativity decreases in older adulthood. However, the impact of age on emotional creativity remains unknown. The main aim of the present study was to explore how emotional creativity differs across adulthood. A total of 407 participants (251 women, 156 men) consisting of older, midlife and younger adults were administrated the Emotional Creativity Inventory (ECI). A hierarchical multiple regression was used to determine whether emotional creativity differed with age. Age was negatively associated with the ECI total score and two components of the ECI, emotional novelty and emotional preparedness. In contrast, emotional effectiveness/authenticity did not differ significantly across adulthood. The results indicate that the tendency to think about one’s emotions and to evaluate them as novel and unique decreases with age, whereas the ability to respond effectively in situations requiring novel emotional responses remains relatively intact across adulthood.
Trnka, R., Kuška, M., Čábelková, I. 2020. Emotional Creativity Across Adulthood: Age is Negatively Associated with Emotional Creativity. In Studia Psychologica, vol. 62, no.2, pp. 164-177. 0039-3320. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sp.2020.02.798
Trnka, R., Kuška, M., Čábelková, I. (2020). Emotional Creativity Across Adulthood: Age is Negatively Associated with Emotional Creativity. Studia Psychologica, 62(2), 164-177. 0039-3320. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sp.2020.02.798
Vydavateľ: Institute of Experimental Psychology Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak
Publikované: 22. 6. 2020