This is precisely what has been tried to respond with a research conducted from the University of Semnan together with the University of Ferdowsi (Iran) whose results have been published in the scientific journal International Journal of Psychology. Twenty women, all of them university students, participated in the study. Half of them were induced a positive emotional state and the rest negative, for which it was used the viewing of some images while listening to a type of music or other. To check the mood was assessed before and after the intervention by the Positive and negative Affect Scale (PANAs). Creativity was also assessed before and after the intervention by the Torrance Test for Creative Thinking (TTCT-B).
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The results show that the mood of the students changed according to the intervention performed, and that the creativity of the same was different. So those students who were induced a positive mood were more flexible, fluid and original when it comes to being creative. Instead, those students who received an induction into negative moods did not see their level of creativity affected. Among the limitations of the study was that only women were evaluated, then it is unknown whether males will maintain or not the previous results, equally the evaluation of creativity was performed only by test and not with any Artistic expression Proper. Despite the above limitations, the importance of the results in reporting that those who have a "good day" are potentially more creative, as indicated by previous research where they find relationships Significant between mood and greater motivation, attention and ability to generate new ideas. It is therefore that if you want to be creative you have to take care of the mood, enhancing as much as possible so that this is positive, either seeing or listening to pleasant stimuli that help induce that state.
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