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Bateson, P. et al. (2014) Playfulness, Ideas, and Creativity: A Survey (Journal Article)

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This article investigates whether self-reports about playfulness are related to self-reports about creativity and the alternate uses of objects. An on-line survey was conducted of how people think about themselves. One thousand, five hundred and thirty-six people completed the survey. They were asked whether a variety of statements were very characteristic of themselves through to whether they were very uncharacteristic. Respondents were then asked to offer alternative uses for 2 different objects. Those people who characterized themselves as being playful clearly thought of themselves as being creative. The self-reports of their playfulness, creativity, and innovation were positively correlated with each other and were validated with their suggested uses for 2 different objects. Personality measures were derived from the respondents' self-assessments. On the openness scale, the measure was positively correlated with the respondents' assessments of their own playfulness and with the number of alternative uses for two objects.

Author/s: Bateson, P., Nettle, D.
Date: 
January 2014
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
2
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219-222
ISSN Number: 
1040-0419
DOI: 
10.1080/10400419.2014.901091
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