Personality, creativity and latent inhibition

Giles St J. Burch, David R. Hemsley, Christos Pavlis, Philip J. Corr

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

61 Citations (Scopus)


The current study set out to investigate the relationship between creativity, multi-dimensional schizotypy and personality more generally. This was achieved by analysing scores on a range of personality scales and measures of creativity, where it was found that the creativity measures were more closely related to asocial-schizotypy than positive-schizotypy. The study also sought to test Eysenck's prediction (1993, 1995) that, given the putative relationship between creativity and psychosis-proneness, high psychosis-prone scoring individuals and high creativity scoring individuals would demonstrate the same cognitive style of ‘overinclusiveness’ on latent inhibition. However, the results failed to demonstrate any evidence of a shared ‘widening of the associative horizon’ between high creativity and high psychosis-prone scorers. The findings are discussed in relation to multi-dimensional schizotypy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-122
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Personality
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

Cite this