Does Self-Regulatory Resource Depletion Reduce Or Enhance Creativity?

Ding (Allen) Tian, University of Alberta, Canada
Gerald Häubl, University of Alberta, Canada
This research investigates under what circumstances self-regulatory resource depletion is beneficial versus harmful to creative cognition. Evidence from three studies reveals that, although depletion of self-regulatory resources jeopardizes creative performance in domains where convergent thinking is essential, it enhances creative performance in domains where divergent thinking is important.
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Ding (Allen) Tian and Gerald Häubl (2015) ,"Does Self-Regulatory Resource Depletion Reduce Or Enhance Creativity?", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 234-238.