Although humor production and creativity may be interrelated, no study has examined whether the temperamental basis of humor promotes creativity. The present study investigates whether humor temperament is associated with creativity. Study 1 (N = 620) investigates the associations between humor temperament (i.e., cheerfulness, seriousness, bad mood), self-report creativity, and judges’ ratings of verbal creativity (i.e., wit, originality, humor). Self-report findings revealed cheerfulness (r =.49, Bayes factor [BF]10 > 100) and seriousness (r =.24, BF10 > 100) were positively associated with self/everyday creativity, whereas bad mood (r = –.36, BF10 > 100) was negatively associated with self/everyday creativity. Cheerfulness, seriousness, and bad mood were not associated with judges’ ratings of originality, wit, and humor in verbal creativity. Study 2 (N = 439) evaluated the associations between humor temperament and judges’ ratings of how well individuals coped with daily stressors. Cheerfulness was associated with judges’ ratings of effective stress management (r =.23, BF10 > 100) and conflict management (r =.19, BF10.100), whereas bad mood was negatively associated with effective stress management (r = –.29, BF10 > 100). Study 3 (N = 234) examined the associations between humor temperament, comic styles (e.g., fun, nonsense, satire), and judges’ ratings of creativity (i.e., originality, wit, humor) in a humor production task. Whereas humor temperament traits were not associated with creativity, comic styles “humor” and “nonsense” were associated with creativity. Results inform the impact of cheerfulness on increasing cognitive flexibility in generating innovation in everyday creativity

Is Humor Temperament Associated With Being Creative, Original, and Funny? A Tale of Three Studies / Lau C.; Li C.; Chiesi F.; Hofmann J.; Saklofske D.H.. - In: PSYCHOLOGY OF AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY, AND THE ARTS. - ISSN 1931-3896. - STAMPA. - (2022), pp. 239-251. [10.1037/aca0000467]

Is Humor Temperament Associated With Being Creative, Original, and Funny? A Tale of Three Studies

Chiesi F.;Saklofske D. H.
2022

Abstract

Although humor production and creativity may be interrelated, no study has examined whether the temperamental basis of humor promotes creativity. The present study investigates whether humor temperament is associated with creativity. Study 1 (N = 620) investigates the associations between humor temperament (i.e., cheerfulness, seriousness, bad mood), self-report creativity, and judges’ ratings of verbal creativity (i.e., wit, originality, humor). Self-report findings revealed cheerfulness (r =.49, Bayes factor [BF]10 > 100) and seriousness (r =.24, BF10 > 100) were positively associated with self/everyday creativity, whereas bad mood (r = –.36, BF10 > 100) was negatively associated with self/everyday creativity. Cheerfulness, seriousness, and bad mood were not associated with judges’ ratings of originality, wit, and humor in verbal creativity. Study 2 (N = 439) evaluated the associations between humor temperament and judges’ ratings of how well individuals coped with daily stressors. Cheerfulness was associated with judges’ ratings of effective stress management (r =.23, BF10 > 100) and conflict management (r =.19, BF10.100), whereas bad mood was negatively associated with effective stress management (r = –.29, BF10 > 100). Study 3 (N = 234) examined the associations between humor temperament, comic styles (e.g., fun, nonsense, satire), and judges’ ratings of creativity (i.e., originality, wit, humor) in a humor production task. Whereas humor temperament traits were not associated with creativity, comic styles “humor” and “nonsense” were associated with creativity. Results inform the impact of cheerfulness on increasing cognitive flexibility in generating innovation in everyday creativity
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Lau C.; Li C.; Chiesi F.; Hofmann J.; Saklofske D.H.
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