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Tolerance for ambiguity, creativity, and personality

Stoycheva, Katya (2010) Tolerance for ambiguity, creativity, and personality. Bulgarian Journal of Psychology (1-4). pp. 178-188. ISSN 0861-7813

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Abstract

Ambiguity tolerance describes individual behaviour in ambiguous situations where one has to act with lack of clarity or lack of information. This workshop will discuss individual differences in tolerance – intolerance of ambiguity, their measurement, and their relation to creativity and personality. Empirical results that were obtained in Bulgaria in 14 concurrent, cross-sectional, cross-cultural, correlational and experimental studies with adolescents and adults will be brought together with findings reported elsewhere in order to outline the role ambiguity tolerance plays in individuals’ behaviour and development (Stoycheva, 1998; 2003; 2005; 2008). Our work will be organised in three parts. The first part will explore the notion of ambiguity tolerance and its application to the study of human development and individual and group behavioural outcomes in different areas of life. The second part will discuss the relation of ambiguity tolerance to other personality traits and processes in a way that differentiates between individual premises for tolerance - intolerance of ambiguity and its consequences for personality and individual behaviour. The third part will examine the place of ambiguity tolerance in creativity research, and empirical data on the relation of ambiguity tolerance to creative motivation and creative performance will be presented and analysed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tolerance - intolerance of ambiguity; personality traits; creative motivation; creative thinking and problem solving; individual differences' measurement.
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive psychology (science)
Psychology > Differential and developmental psychology
Psychology > Personal psychology
ID Code:1705
Deposited By: доц. д-р Катя Георгиева Стойчева
Deposited On:01 Apr 2013 09:29
Last Modified:01 Apr 2013 09:29

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