Brain Creativity, Personality, and Individual Differences in Life-Span

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Behavioral Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 568

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Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L’Aquila, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: linguistic and socio-cognitive development; individual differences; sustainable behaviors
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Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: creativity; divergent thinking, imagery; individual differences; spatial cognition; emotions
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Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L’Aquila, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: creativity; cognitive styles; executive functions; intelligence; developmental psychology; life span
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the recent past, the scientific community has given a great deal of attention to creativity, emphasizing its pivotal role in supporting and promoting not only the advancement of knowledge in several areas, including scientific, social, cultural fields, but also individuals’ quality of life and wellbeing at any age.

The nature of creativity has been investigated focusing on both the creative process, namely divergent and convergent thinking (process-oriented approach), and the generation of creative production, such as poems, paintings, pieces of music, and so forth (product-oriented approach). In light of these approaches, the key role of personality and individual differences has not been fully disentangled across the lifespan. On the one hand, temperament, character, gender differences, individual strategies, and abilities may differently affect creative process and creative production. On the other hand, age is also a key factor that can further impact the extent to which personality and individual differences contribute to the creative process and creative product.

This Special Issue encourages submissions focused primarily on research reports (e.g., single-case, longitudinal, cross-sectional, neuroscientific studies) and theoretical papers, involving healthy and/or clinical populations. The lifespan perspective is particularly desirable. Target themes related to creativity are the role of personality traits, influences of temperament and character, individual differences in cognitive styles, gender differences, differences in emotional and motivational mechanisms, and self-efficacy and self-esteem.

Prof. Dr. Simonetta D’Amico
Dr. Massimiliano Palmiero
Prof. Dr. Laura Piccardi
Guest Editors

Dr. Marco Giancola
Co-Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • personality
  • cognitive styles
  • individual differences
  • creativity
  • creative process and creative product
  • divergent and convergent thinking
  • arts and performance
  • lifespan
  • development
  • gender

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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