undergraduate thesis
Examining the relationship between creativity, schizotypy, and psychoticism

Maša Milas (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za psihologiju
Metadata
TitleIspitivanje odnosa kreativnosti, shizotipije i psihoticizma
AuthorMaša Milas
Mentor(s)Ana Šimunić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Proučavanje odnosa kreativnosti i kliničkih te subkliničkih psihopatologija je važno zbog toga što otkriva kognitivne i bihevioralne korelate kreativnosti. Utvrđeno je da kreativnost i psihopatologija imaju „obrnuto-U“ odnos, tj da su za kreativnost najpogodniji blagi oblici patoloških osobina kao što su shizotipija ili psihoticizam. S obzirom na to da su i kreativnost i shizotipija multidimenzionalne mjere, odnos nije uniforman, a rezultati različitih istraživanja variraju s obzirom na mjere koje se koriste. Cilj istraživanja bio je ispitati odnos kreativnosti i shizotipije te psihoticizma u skupinama studenata umjetničkog i drugih usmjerenja. U istraživanju je sudjelovalo 104 studenta umjetničkog usmjerenja i 193 studenta drugih usmjerenja. Rezultati pokazuju da između dviju skupina studenata postoji statistički značajna razlika u dvama dimenzijama shizotipije (neobična iskustva i kognitivna dezorganizacija) i u broju kreativnih interesa i aktivnosti. Studenti umjetničkih usmjerenja su izrazili da doživljavaju više neobičnih iskustava poput halucinacija i deluzija te da imaju više dezorganiziranih misli, oslabljenih konceptualnih granica i poteškoća sa zadržavanjem pažnje, nego studenti drugih usmjerenja. Također, studenti umjetničkih usmjerenja su naveli veći broj kreativnih interesa i aktivnosti nego studenti drugih usmjerenja. Nadalje, oni studenti koji su iskazali da doživljavaju više neobičnih iskustava i kojima su raspoloženje i ponašanje (posebice vezano uz socijalne norme i konvencije) češće nestabilni, se bave s većim brojem kreativnih aktivnosti. S druge strane, oni studenti koji su iskazali veću sklonost introvertiranom, asocijalnom ponašanju sa smanjenom sposobnošću osjećanja ugode, navode manje kreativnih interesa i aktivnosti. Nije utvrđena značajna povezanost psihoticizma i kreativnosti.
Keywordscreativity schizotypy psychoticism
Parallel title (English)Examining the relationship between creativity, schizotypy, and psychoticism
Committee MembersIrena Burić (committee chairperson)
Ana Šimunić (committee member)
Jelena Ombla (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za psihologiju
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineSOCIAL SCIENCES
Psychology
General Psychology
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmePsychology
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. psych.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2016-09-30
Parallel abstract (English)
The study of the relationships between creativity and clinical and sub-clinical psychopathologies is important, because it provides insight into the cognitive and behavioural correlates of creativity. It is found that creativity and psychopathology show a „inverted-U“ relation, which suggests that milder forms of pathological traits, such as schizotypy or psychoticism may be the most beneficial to creativity. Considering the fact that both creativity and schizotypy are multidimensional, their relationship is clearly not uniform and the results vary with different measures. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between creativity, schizotypy, and psychoticism in groups of students of artistic and other domains. The study included 104 artistic domain students and 193. The results show a statistically significant difference in two schizotypy dimensions (unusual experiencesand cognitive disorganisation) and in the number of creative interests and activities between the two groups of students. Students from artistic colleges experience more unusual experiences such as hallucinations and delusions and have more disorganised thoughts, loosen conceptual boundaries and attention deficits compared to nonartistic domain students. Also, artistic domain students stated bigger number of creative interests and activities than nonartistic domain students. Furthermore, students who experience more unusual experiences and whose mood and behaviour (especially one connected with social norms and conventions) are unstable more often, have more creative activities. On the other hand, those students who are more prone to introverted, asocial behaviour with tendency to not gain pleasure, have less creative interests and activities. No significant correlation was found between psychoticism and creativity.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)kreativnost shizotipija psihoticizam
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:727141
CommitterGorica Lovrić