Seminar  |  22.05.2019 | 12:00  –  13:30

Brown Bag-Seminar: Reducing the Negative Effects of Avoidance Motivation on Creativity

Marieke Roskes (VU Amsterdam)

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313

Coming up with creative ideas is easier when striving for positive outcomes and improvement (approach motivation) rather than striving to avoid negative outcomes and failure (avoidance motivation). Yet, creative ideas and solutions are often particularly needed in the face of potential threats and crises. I will present some recent studies in which we tested potential interventions aimed at reducing the negative effects of avoidance motivation on creativity. Specifically, I will discuss the effects of task structure, mindfulness meditation, and planning.

Ansprechpartner: Dr. Marina Chugunova