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Why we sing the blues: the relation between self-reflective rumination, mood, and creativity.
Emotion 2005; 5(2):226-32E

Abstract

Past research has shown that creative behavior is associated with a higher risk for depression. The authors hypothesized that a 3rd underlying factor, namely, self-reflective rumination, may explain the connection. This hypothesis was examined in a sample of 99 undergraduate college students, using path analysis. The authors found that self-reported past depressive symptomatology was linked to increased self-reflective rumination. Rumination, in turn, was related to current symptomatology and to self-rated creative interests and objectively measured creative fluency, originality, and elaboration. No direct link existed between currently depressed mood and either creative interest or creative behavior. These results suggest that the association between depression and creativity is solely the result of rumination.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Center for Health and Behavior, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA. pverhaeg@psych.syr.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15982087

Citation

Verhaeghen, Paul, et al. "Why We Sing the Blues: the Relation Between Self-reflective Rumination, Mood, and Creativity." Emotion (Washington, D.C.), vol. 5, no. 2, 2005, pp. 226-32.
Verhaeghen P, Joorman J, Khan R. Why we sing the blues: the relation between self-reflective rumination, mood, and creativity. Emotion. 2005;5(2):226-32.
Verhaeghen, P., Joorman, J., & Khan, R. (2005). Why we sing the blues: the relation between self-reflective rumination, mood, and creativity. Emotion (Washington, D.C.), 5(2), pp. 226-32.
Verhaeghen P, Joorman J, Khan R. Why We Sing the Blues: the Relation Between Self-reflective Rumination, Mood, and Creativity. Emotion. 2005;5(2):226-32. PubMed PMID: 15982087.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Why we sing the blues: the relation between self-reflective rumination, mood, and creativity. AU - Verhaeghen,Paul, AU - Joorman,Jutta, AU - Khan,Rodney, PY - 2005/6/29/pubmed PY - 2005/10/15/medline PY - 2005/6/29/entrez SP - 226 EP - 32 JF - Emotion (Washington, D.C.) JO - Emotion VL - 5 IS - 2 N2 - Past research has shown that creative behavior is associated with a higher risk for depression. The authors hypothesized that a 3rd underlying factor, namely, self-reflective rumination, may explain the connection. This hypothesis was examined in a sample of 99 undergraduate college students, using path analysis. The authors found that self-reported past depressive symptomatology was linked to increased self-reflective rumination. Rumination, in turn, was related to current symptomatology and to self-rated creative interests and objectively measured creative fluency, originality, and elaboration. No direct link existed between currently depressed mood and either creative interest or creative behavior. These results suggest that the association between depression and creativity is solely the result of rumination. SN - 1528-3542 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15982087/Why_we_sing_the_blues:_the_relation_between_self_reflective_rumination_mood_and_creativity_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/emo/5/2/226 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -