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A Dynamic Perspective on Affect and Creativity

Published on Apr 1, 2013in Academy of Management Journal7.19
· DOI :10.5465/amj.2010.0894
Ronald Bledow11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UGent: Ghent University),
Kathrin Rosing8
Estimated H-index: 8
,
Michael Frese69
Estimated H-index: 69
(NUS: National University of Singapore)
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Abstract
We argue that creativity is influenced by the dynamic interplay of positive and negative affect: High creativity results if a person experiences an episode of negative affect that is followed by a decrease in negative affect and an increase in positive affect, a process referred to as an “affective shift.” An experience-sampling study with 102 full-time employees provided support for the hypotheses. An experimental study with 80 students underlined the proposed causal effect of an affective shift on creativity. We discuss practical implications for facilitating creativity in organizations.
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#1Ronald Bledow (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 11
#2Antje Schmitt (University of Kassel)H-Index: 12
Last.Jana Kühnel (University of Konstanz)H-Index: 9
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#1Allan Filipowicz (Ad: INSEAD)H-Index: 6
#2Sigal G. Barsade (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 22
Last.Shimul Melwani (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 7
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#1Ronald Bledow (University of Giessen)H-Index: 11
#2Michael Frese (University of Giessen)H-Index: 69
Last.James L. Farr (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 26
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