The relationship between measures of creativity and schizotypy

Mark Batey, Adrian Furnham

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The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which a measure of multidimensional schizotypy and intelligence predicted measures of creativity, as assessed by self-rated creativity, a measure of the creative personality (CPS: Gough, 1979) and an inventory of creative behaviours. Additionally an aggregation of the three different measures; total creativity was examined. 140 participants completed the creativity measures, a general intelligence test (Wonderlic Personnel Test: Wonderlic, 1992) in addition to a multidimensional schizotypy inventory (O-LIFE: Mason, Claridge, & Jackson, 1995). The Unusual Experiences and Impulsive Nonconformity dimensions of the O-LIFE were positively and significantly related to creativity. The Cognitive Disorganisation dimension was found to be negatively and significantly related to creativity. The implications of the findings were discussed. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-821
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Creativity
  • Intelligence
  • O-LIFE
  • Schizotypy


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