Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Creativity, Passion and Love

At the annual American Psychological Associations 2010 Convention in San Deigo Kelly Campbell presented empirical research illustrating that single individuals reported higher creativity than individuals in coupled relationships. Additionally, coupled individuals reported higher creativity if they were involved in a passionate love-based relationship, versus a companionate love-based relationship. Relationship length was also associated with creativity levels in that individuals involved in short term partnerships (e.g., relationship length < 1 year) reported fewer creative behaviors than individuals involved in long-term partnerships. Our study extends existing research by demonstrating that creativity varies as a function of relationship status (i.e., single versus coupled, short-term versus long-term) and love type (i.e., passionate versus companionate love).

Keep the passion alive and get creative!

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