Developmental Potential in Venezuelan and American Artists: A Cross-Cultural Validity Study

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Developmental Potential in Venezuelan and American Artists: A Cross-Cultural Validity Study

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By comparing the overexcitability scores of 27 Venezuelan and 23 American artists, support was found for the hypothesis that creative individuals show a high degree of animistic, intuitive, and emotional thinking. Overexcitability refers to heightened mental functioning in Dabrowski' s (1964) theory of emotional development. Along with other special talents and abilities, it represents the developmental potential for intensified personality growth. Scores on 4 of the 5 dimensions of overexcitability were not significantly different for American and Venezuelan artists. This evidence of similar profiles for artists in 2 different societies demonstrates cross-cultural validity for the concept of developmental potential.

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1997

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English

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Falk, R. F., Manzanero, J. B., & Miller, N. B. (1997). Developmental potential in Venezuelan and American artists: A cross-cultural validity study. Creativity Research Journal, 10(2-3), 201-206.

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“Developmental Potential in Venezuelan and American Artists: A Cross-Cultural Validity Study,” TPD Archive , accessed November 19, 2017, http://christianewells.com/items/show/66.

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