Zeer geregeld organiseert het Expertisecentrum colloquia rondom thema’s uit Human Resource Management en gedrag in organisatie. Op 5 april aanstaande presenteert dr. Matthijs Baas, verbonden aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.Zijn presentatie is getiteld: Activating Moods and Motives Stimulate Creativity in Different Ways.
U bent van harte uitgenodigd het colloquium bij te wonen. Het colloquium begint om 13:30 en duurt tot 15:00. Lokatie: Zerniketerrein. Voor meer informatie neemt u contact op met het secretariaat van de vakgroep HRM & OB.
Whether, when, and why do moods and motivational states influence creativity? Findings from a meta-analysis of literature on the mood-creativity relationship and studies in which specific moods and motivational states were experimentally induced showed that (1) moods that activate the individual (happiness, anger, fear) lead to greater creativity than moods that deactivate the individual (relief, relaxed state, sadness) and (2) activating motivational states (promotion states, unfulfilled prevention states) lead to more creativity than deactivating motivational states (successfully regulated prevention states). Thus, one key finding is that greater originality and more creative insights emerge when the individual is activated, regardless whether moods are positive or negative in tone and whether self-regulation is concerned with promotion or prevention. Moreover, I show how these activating moods and motivational states exert their effects on creativity. Happiness stimulates creativity primarily through flexibility (the use of broad and inclusive cognitive categories) and fear primarily through persistence (the deep, focused and systematic exploration of a few possible solutions and perspectives).
Afbeelding: lamp “Insight” van Solovyovdesign.