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Emotion and Creativity: Hacking into Cognitive Appraisal Processes to Augment Creative Ideation

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Emotion and Creativity: Hacking into Cognitive Appraisal Processes to Augment Creative Ideation
Creativity thrives when people experience positive emotions. How to design an interactive system that can effectively make use of this potential is, however, still an unanswered question. In this paper, we propose one approach to this problem that relies on hacking into the cognitive appraisal processes that form part of positive emotions. To demonstrate our approach we have conceived, made, and evaluated a novel interactive system that influences an individual’s appraisals of their own idea generation processes by providing real-time and believable feedback about the originality of their ideas. The system can be used to manipulate this feedback to make the user’s ideas appear more or less original. This has enabled us to test experimentally the hypothesis that providing more positive feedback, rather than neutral, or more negative feedback than the user is expecting, causes more positive emotion, which in turn causes more creativity during idea generation. The findings demonstrat...
Alwin de Rooij, Philip J. Corr, Sara Jones
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Type Journal
Year 2015
Where CANDC
Authors Alwin de Rooij, Philip J. Corr, Sara Jones
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