What is it about?

This study suggests that asking more complex questions is related to higher levels of creativity. By using a creative question asking task we show that people who ask higher level, more complex questions are also more creative. We also show that people who ask a lot of low level questions are less creative.

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Why is it important?

Our findings uniquely highlight the role of question asking, and especially question complexity, in creativity. They also pave the way for better understanding how the questions the we ask can impact the way we solve problems creatively.


Writing this article was exciting and challenging, especially since it was my first paper. I would like to thank the co-authors for their help and guidance throughout this process and for all their mentorship and kind support.

Tuval Raz
Technion Israel Institute of Technology

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This page is a summary of: The role of asking more complex questions in creative thinking., Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts, December 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/aca0000658.
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