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Kreativiteten i Humor: Domängenerella Mätningar av ett Domänspecifikt Område
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Creativity in Humor : Domain General Measurements of a Domain Specific Area (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim was to examine whether measurements of creativity as a domain general trait can explain possible connections between a domain general creative performance and one of the creative domain specific areas, humor. Another aim was to examine whether the maladaptive humor styles can explain possible differences in creative performances. An Internet-based survey was used on 281 students from a Swedish university. The survey was composed of three parts consisting of three separate measuring instruments – Sense of Humor Questionnaire (SHQ-6) was used to measure the respondents’ sense of humor, Humor Style Questionnaire (HSQ) measured the respondents’ humor style and Alternate Uses Test (AUT) gave the respondents an opportunity to account for their creative performances. The results showed no significant correlations between the respondents’ sense of humor and their creative performances. Neither could the maladaptive humor styles explain any significant differences in creative performances. However it was found that a low degree of self-defeating humor style had a significant interaction effect on differences in elaboration between low and high degrees of aggressive humor style.

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2015. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Creativity, Domain generality, Domain specificity, Humor, Sense of Humor, Maladaptive Humor Styles, Regression Analysis, MANOVA, Internet Survey
Keyword [sv]
Kreativitet, Domängeneralitet, Domänspecificitet, Humor, Sinne för Humor, Maladaptiva Humorstilar, Regressionsanalys, MANOVA, Internetenkät
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35865OAI: diva2:805810
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Teacher education
Available from: 2015-04-17 Created: 2015-04-16 Last updated: 2015-04-17Bibliographically approved

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