Solitary minds and social capital

Latent inhibition, general intellectual functions and social network size predict creative achievements

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Abstract

Successful creative accomplishment is influenced by both individual and social factors. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between these factors in 111 Central-Eastern European volunteers recruited from the community. Individual factors evaluated in this study included IQ, latent inhibition (LI), and schizotypal personality traits. In addition to these measures, the size of the primary social network (relatives and friends who know and personally contact each other) and the broader network (persons to whom Christmas cards are sent) were evaluated. Result revealed that the personality trait unusual experiences significantly predicted real-life creative achievements. However, when LI was taken into consideration, this relationship did not retain significance. Further independent predictors of creativity were IQ and, most importantly, primary but not broader social network size. These results suggest that decreased LI, higher intellect and stronger social support independently facilitate real-life creative accomplishment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-221
Number of pages7
JournalPsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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Creativity
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Keywords

  • Creativity
  • IQ
  • Latent inhibition
  • Personality
  • Social network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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