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The influence of extraversion on figural and verbal criativity

Grant number: 13/18990-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Cognitive Psychology
Principal researcher:Patrícia Waltz Schelini
Grantee:Maria Clara Miceli Gonçalves
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Personality is considered one of the most important elements in the development of the creative product, therefore one of the objectives of the researchers in the area of creativity is to investigate which traits influence the personality significantly. The objective of this study is to investigate what is the influence of the personality trait of extroversion in the creative process. To this will be used a sample of 30 university students, of both genders, which will be divided into two groups: group of introverts and extroverts. For the assessment of this personality trait it will be applied the Extraversion Scale Factor (EFEx); after the division of the groups will be applied in all participants the Torrance Tests - verbal and figural version, in order to permit evaluation of the influence of creativity among people considered introverted and people considered extroverted.

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