Influence of Creative Thinking and Playfulness on Creative Styles of the Individuals

  • Mritunjay KumarEmail author
  • Satyaki Roy
  • Ahmed Sameer
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)


This study was done to understand the influence of creative thinking and playfulness in enhancing creative self-esteem of students. 40 freshmen master’s students in the Design discipline, participated in the study. Participants were required to undergo an activity involving creative thinking and playful activities. Their creative self-assessment was carried out using creative style questionnaire-Revised (CSQ-R), pre and post activity. Results did not indicate a global increase in creativity of the students as assessed by CSQ-R. However, two subscales of CSQ-R viz. Use of other people (p < 0.001) and Environmental Control/self-regulation (p = 0.04) showed significant change post activity. The findings are discussed in light of cognition research. We argue for design and implementation of such creative thinking based workshops in enhancing the creative styles of individuals especially through improvement in working with groups and self-regulation of the individuals.


Creativity Creative assessment Creative thinking Creative activity Creative workshops Creative enhancement Creative style questionnaire-revised 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Design ProgrammeIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Psychology Discipline, Department of HSSIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

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