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The disposition toward originality

The disposition toward originality Originality is defined in terms of uncommonness of response to 8 tests. Two groups of S's selected from 100 U.S.A.F. captains, the regularly original and the regularly unoriginal, are used to test a set of 5 major hypotheses which generate 15 predictions concerning originality. 12 of the predictions are confirmed. Originality is found to be related to independence of judgment, to personal complexity, and to the preference for complexity in phenomena, to self-assertion and dominance, and finally to the rejection of suppression as a mechanism for the control of impulse. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Abnormal Psychology American Psychological Association

The disposition toward originality

Journal of Abnormal Psychology , Volume 51 (3): 8 – Nov 1, 1955

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1955 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0021-843X
eISSN
1939-1846
DOI
10.1037/h0048073
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Abstract

Originality is defined in terms of uncommonness of response to 8 tests. Two groups of S's selected from 100 U.S.A.F. captains, the regularly original and the regularly unoriginal, are used to test a set of 5 major hypotheses which generate 15 predictions concerning originality. 12 of the predictions are confirmed. Originality is found to be related to independence of judgment, to personal complexity, and to the preference for complexity in phenomena, to self-assertion and dominance, and finally to the rejection of suppression as a mechanism for the control of impulse.

Journal

Journal of Abnormal PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Nov 1, 1955

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