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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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GARCES, Soraia; POCINHO, Margarida  and  JESUS, Saul Neves de. Creativity Prediction and mental health. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2013, vol.14, n.2, pp.272-279. ISSN 1645-0086.

Creativity has been mentioned by the literature for a long time. The way each one of was conceptualize it differs from researcher to researcher and his or her way of interpreting it, however its potential has been receiving an increasing interest by the scientific community. Its benefits extend to many human life fields, including satisfaction, well-being and mental health. This research tries to find a creative behavior prediction model, assuming that it will help on the development of a better psychological well-being. So this research used four main variables: the creative person, the creative process, the creative product and the creative environment. The sample featured 215 college students and the results revealed four predictive models of creative behaviors, with a greater emphasis on the visual arts and crafts. We conclude with the idea that, it’s possible to predict creative products and that it can be of great importance to a good mental health development.

Keywords : Creativity; creative behaviors; creative product; mental health; prediction.

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