Creativity Curriculum and Personality

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2018-01-01
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Harmon, Dr. Jennifer
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Certain personality traits have been previously found to related to higher degree of creativity. Previous research has investigated personality traits in relation to creativity. Specifically, openness to experience and extraversion are related to creativity. The purpose of this research was to investigate how students in a Western University's Design, Merchandising and Textiles program would respond to creative thinking challenges and what role personality traits would play in creativity. From the results of this study, creativity specific curriculum mainly benefits students' understanding the creative process and being pushed outside of their comfort zones. Openness was the only dimension of personality which was significantly related to creativity.

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