Creativity and veracity

dc.creatorDavila, Marcela
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T15:49:34Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T15:49:34Z
dc.date.created2020-05
dc.date.issued2/6/2020
dc.date.submitted20-May
dc.date.updated2020-07-31T15:49:35Z
dc.description.abstractLying is an everyday occurrence; individuals tell white lies, bluffs, lies of omission, malingering, and even use sarcastic lies (Vrij, 2008; Wright, Berry, & Bird, 2013). The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between creativity, personality, and lying. Individuals who are better divergent thinkers tend to be more creative liars, and creative individuals are more likely to be dishonest (Harris, Reiter-Palmon, & Kaufman, 2013). Creativity may be important in the generation of falsehoods. There are also some malevolent personality characteristics that are prevalent in creative individuals. Previous research has shown that there is a relationship between the dark triad personality traits and creativity (Jonason, Richardson, & Potter, 2015). Deception is also related to the personality traits of honesty and humility on the HEXACO-PI-R (Oh, Lee, Ashton, & de Vries, 2011). I was interested in the associations between the variables of creativity, deception, and the personality traits of the dark triad and honesty and honest-humility. I hypothesized that someone who is more creative would be more deceptive, lower in honesty and humility, and higher in Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. I did not find a strong overall link between creativity, deception and personality measures, although there were a handful of significant relationships.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/12319
dc.subjectCreativity
dc.subjectDeception
dc.subjectPersonality
dc.subjectLying
dc.titleCreativity and veracity
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology and Philosophy
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychological Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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