Title
The assessment of creativity in creativity/psychopathology research : a systematic review The assessment of creativity in creativity/psychopathology research : a systematic review
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Abingdon :Routledge journals, taylor & francis ltd ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Cognitive neuropsychiatry. - Hove
Volume/pages
19(2014) :4 , p. 359-377
ISSN
1354-6805
ISI
000334058400005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Introduction The possible link between creativity and psychopathology has been a long time focus of research up to the present day. However, this research is hampered by methodological problems, especially the definition and assessment of creativity. This makes interpretation and comparison of studies difficult and possibly accounts for the contradictory results of this research. Methods In this systematic review of the literature, research articles in the field of creativity and psychopathology were searched for creativity assessment tools. The tools used in the collected articles are presented and discussed. Results The results indicate that a multitude of creativity assessment tools were used, that many studies only used one tool to assess creativity and that most of these tools were only used in a limited number of studies. A few assessment tools stand out by a more frequent use, also outside psychopathological research, and more solid psychometric properties. Conclusion Most scales used to evaluate creativity have poor psychometric properties. The scattered methodology to assess creativity compromises the generalizability and validity of this research. The field should creatively develop new validated instruments.
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