Originally Posted by MentalNomad
Okay, I initially misinterpreted here, forget the prior message. You meant that mood has more effect on creativity than intelligence does? As in mood effects creativity, but intelligence is comparatively lacking in its influence?
Based off of this quote, I don't want to ignore executive functions, though, and not base creativity solely off of mood.
I don't know if I'm understanding what they found, based solely on the abstract. I'd need to read the results
section to be confident that I am interpreting what they found correctly.
If I did read it correctly, it implied that executive function works better during the manic episode and that there is a correlation between mania and creativity that is not produced in a normal or depressive mood. They also seemed to imply that intelligence has nothing to do with creativity, although they may just be stating that intelligence doesn't play a significant role (i.e. that a depressed person with higher intelligence doesn't perform better than a manic person with low intelligence in a test of creativity). Again, it's hard to say without reading the study in its entirety.