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Preference for Complexity and Asymmetry Contributes to an Ability to Overcome Structured Imagination: Implications for Creative Perception Paradigm

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School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 101000 Moscow, Russia
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Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 101000 Moscow, Russia
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Academic Editors: Chien-Chung Chen, Chiara Spironelli and Tadamasa Sawada
Symmetry 2021, 13(2), 343; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020343
Received: 8 December 2020 / Revised: 25 January 2021 / Accepted: 12 February 2021 / Published: 20 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry of Perception and Behaviour)
The study is a part of a research project, which explores the role of creative perception in creative behavior. We operationalized creative behavior as an ability to overcome structured imagination, as measured by the Invented Alien Creature test, and operationalized creative perception as a preference for complexity and asymmetry, which we assessed using a standard Barron–Welsh Art Scale. Our group of participants was composed of ninety-three undergraduate students from the United Arab Emirates. The degree to which one preferred complexity and asymmetry measurably contributed to their ability to overcome structured imagination. This finding adds another brick to the rising seventh pillar of the creativity construct, namely, creative perception. The article provides a first sketch of the creative perception paradigm. View Full-Text
Keywords: creative perception; creativity; structured imagination; complexity; asymmetry; invented alien creature test; Barron–Welsh Art Scale creative perception; creativity; structured imagination; complexity; asymmetry; invented alien creature test; Barron–Welsh Art Scale
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Kharkhurin, A.V.; Charkhabi, M. Preference for Complexity and Asymmetry Contributes to an Ability to Overcome Structured Imagination: Implications for Creative Perception Paradigm. Symmetry 2021, 13, 343. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020343

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Kharkhurin AV, Charkhabi M. Preference for Complexity and Asymmetry Contributes to an Ability to Overcome Structured Imagination: Implications for Creative Perception Paradigm. Symmetry. 2021; 13(2):343. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020343

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Kharkhurin, Anatoliy V., and Morteza Charkhabi. 2021. "Preference for Complexity and Asymmetry Contributes to an Ability to Overcome Structured Imagination: Implications for Creative Perception Paradigm" Symmetry 13, no. 2: 343. https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13020343

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