Creativity and Aging: Positive Consequences of Diminished Inhibitory Control

Diminished inhibitory control, which is typically a negative consequence of normal aging, facilitated performance on a creative task. Young and older adults, who were more vulnerable to distracting information in a reading task, generated more creative options on a subsequent recipe generation task.



Citation:

Stephanie M. Carpenter and Carolyn Yoon (2012) ,"Creativity and Aging: Positive Consequences of Diminished Inhibitory Control", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep Gürhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 213-218.

Authors

Stephanie M. Carpenter, University of Michigan, USA
Carolyn Yoon, University of Michigan, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40 | 2012



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