Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2008

Abstract

Extensiveness of multicultural experiences and Openness to Experience were used to predict European American undergraduates' performance on two measures of creative potential: (a) generation of unusual uses of garbage bags and (b) retrieval of nonprototypical or normatively inaccessible exemplars in the conceptual domain of occupation. The results showed that having extensive multicultural experiences predicted better performance on both measures of creative potential only among participants who were open to experience. Among those who were not open, having more extensive multicultural experiences was associated with a lower level of creative potential. Implications of these findings for promoting creativity in schools are discussed.

Keywords

creativity, multicultural experiences, creativity potential

Discipline

Multicultural Psychology | Sociology of Culture

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Creativity Research Journal

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

376

Last Page

382

ISSN

1040-0419

Identifier

10.1080/10400410802391371

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1080/10400410802391371

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