Physically Short, Mentally Flexible? Exploring the Relationship Between Stature and Creativity

Because short individuals compare unfavorably to their taller counterparts on various social dimensions, their coping with the disadvantageous situation is conducive to developing executive functioning critical to creativity. We found that both a chronic state of being physically short and a situationally induced state of feeling short increased creativity.


Lei Jia, Xiaojing Yang, and Xiaoyan Deng (2017) ,"Physically Short, Mentally Flexible? Exploring the Relationship Between Stature and Creativity", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 175-180.


Lei Jia, Ohio State University, USA
Xiaojing Yang, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Xiaoyan Deng, Ohio State University, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017

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