Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts

(The median citation count of Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Measuring divergent thinking originality with human raters and text-mining models: A psychometric comparison of methods.58
Intellectual risk taking: A moderating link between creative confidence and creative behavior?51
Does intelligence strengthen creative metacognition?39
The motor creativity paradox: Constraining to release degrees of freedom.39
Correlation = causation? Music training, psychology, and neuroscience.36
Reflection in the creative process of early adolescents: The mediating roles of creative metacognition, self-efficacy, and self-concept.27
Does thinking about Einstein make people entity theorists? Examining the malleability of creative mindsets.27
The relationship among different types of arts engagement, empathy, and prosocial behavior.25
What are the benefits of mind wandering to creativity?24
Does activist art have the capacity to raise awareness in audiences?—A study on climate change art at the ArtCOP21 event in Paris.24
Quantifying the if, the when, and the what of the sublime: A survey and latent class analysis of incidence, emotions, and distinct varieties of personal sublime experiences.23
Divergent thinking and creative achievement—How strong is the link? An updated meta-analysis.21
The Aesthetic Responsiveness Assessment (AReA): A screening tool to assess individual differences in responsiveness to art in English and German.21
Participation in life-review playback theater enhances mental health of community-dwelling older adults: A randomized controlled trial.20
Measuring self-regulated learning during creative problem-solving with SRL microanalysis.19
Vulnerability to psychopathology and creativity: The role of approach-avoidance motivation and novelty seeking.19
Order, complexity, and aesthetic preferences for neatly organized compositions.18
Mind wandering outside the box—About the role of off-task thoughts and their assessment during creative incubation.18
The neglect of idea diversity in creative idea generation and evaluation.18
The role of information search in creative problem solving.17
Taking the good with the bad: The impact of forecasting timing and valence on idea evaluation and creativity.17
From music making to affective well-being in everyday life: The mediating role of need satisfaction.16
Exploration of discriminant validity in divergent thinking tasks: A meta-analysis.16
Physiological synchrony in audiences of live concerts.16
What types of daydreaming predict creativity? Laboratory and experience sampling evidence.16
Improvisational theater classes improve self-concept.15
Testing equal odds in creativity research.15
Automated scoring of figural creativity using a convolutional neural network.15
An improved taxonomy of creativity measures based on salient task attributes.15
How constraints impact creativity: An interaction paradigm.14
Navigating creative paradoxes: Exploration and exploitation effort drive novelty and usefulness.14
Do you feel like I do? A study of spontaneous and deliberate emotion sharing and understanding between artists and perceivers of installation art.14
The nature of perception and emotion in aesthetic appreciation: A response to Makin’s challenge to empirical aesthetics.14
The creative self: Do people distinguish creative self-perceptions, efficacy, and personal identity?14
Gender differences in creative potential: A meta-analysis of mean differences and variability.14
Creative adaptability and emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: An international study.13
A novel coding scheme for assessing responses in divergent thinking: An embodied approach.13
Olfactory and gustatory beauty: Aesthetic emotions and trait appreciation of beauty.13
Self-regulation for creative activity: The same or different across domains?13
The Vienna Art Picture System (VAPS): A data set of 999 paintings and subjective ratings for art and aesthetics research.12
Creativity and unethicality: A systematic review and meta-analysis.12
Development of the R library “jrt”: Automated item response theory procedures for judgment data and their application with the consensual assessment technique.12
Selection into, and academic benefits from, arts-related courses in middle school among low-income, ethnically diverse youth.12
Inspired by art: Higher aesthetic appeal elicits increased felt inspiration in a creative writing task.12
Music and verbal ability—A twin study of genetic and environmental associations.12
Facing the sublime: Physiological correlates of the relationship between fear and the sublime.12
Making the CASE for shadow creativity.11
Ambiguity and beauty: Japanese-German cross-cultural comparisons on aesthetic evaluation of haiku poetry.11
What is good is beautiful (and what isn’t, isn’t): How moral character affects perceived facial attractiveness.11
Musical aesthetic sensitivity.11
Cultural withdrawal during COVID-19 lockdown: Impact in a sample of 828 artists and recipients of highbrow culture in Germany.10
The relationship between lifetime book reading and empathy in adolescents: Examining transportability as a moderator.10
Do parents and children perceive creativity similarly? A dyadic study of creative mindsets.10
Effectiveness of drama-based therapies on mental health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled studies.10
Fifty years later and still working: Rediscovering Paulus et al’s (1970) automated scoring of divergent thinking tests.10
Social exclusion increases antisocial tendencies: Evidence from retaliatory ideation in a malevolent creativity task.10
Beyond the big personality dimensions: Consistency and specificity of associations between the Dark Triad traits and creativity.10
Transactions between adolescents’ after school activities and divergent thinking.9
Visual preference for abstract curvature and for interior spaces: Beyond undergraduate student samples.9
Effect of dialogical appreciation based on visual thinking strategies on art-viewing strategies.9
Learning to see by learning to draw: A longitudinal analysis of the relationship between representational drawing training and visuospatial skill.9
Empirical development of a screening method for mental, social, and physical wellness in amateur and professional circus artists.9
Gravitating toward the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.9
Liking for abstract and representational art: National identity as an art appreciation heuristic.9
Creative idea forecasting: The effect of task exposure on idea evaluation.9
Selection into, and academic benefits from, middle school dance elective courses among urban youth.8
The role of expertise in visual exploration and aesthetic judgment of residential building façades: An eye-tracking study.8
The pleasures of reading fiction explained by flow, presence, identification, suspense, and cognitive involvement.8
Constructing the associations between creative role identity, creative self-efficacy, and teaching for creativity for primary and secondary teachers.8
The aesthetic experience of live concerts: Self-reports and psychophysiology.8
A divergent approach to pareidolias—Exploring creativity in a novel way.8
Why people press “like”: A new measure for aesthetic appeal derived from Instagram data.8
Experiencing musical beauty: Emotional subtypes and their physiological and musico-acoustic correlates.8
Temporal individual differences and creativity: An exploratory investigation.8
From dropping out to dropping in: Exploring why individuals cease participation in musical activities and the support needed to reengage them.7
Personality of Nobel Prize laureates: Differences across domains and relationship to public recognition.7
Preference for paintings is also affected by curvature.7
Seeking (dis)order: Ordering appeals but slight disorder and complex order trigger interest.7
In the dark cube: Movie theater context enhances the valuation and aesthetic experience of watching films.7
Effects of environmental experience on audience experience of street performance (busking).7
Creative achievement and individual differences: Associations across and within the domains of creativity.7
Predictors of creativity in young people: Using frequentist and Bayesian approaches in estimating the importance of individual and contextual factors.7
Individual differences in aesthetic engagement and proneness to aesthetic chill: Associations with awe.7
Interdependencies between openness and creativity of fifth graders.7
Impact of contextualizing information on aesthetic experience and psychophysiological responses to art in a museum: A naturalistic randomized controlled trial.7
A MAD method to assess idea novelty: Improving validity of automatic scoring using maximum associative distance (MAD).7
Construction and validation of a computerized creativity assessment tool with automated scoring based on deep-learning techniques.7
Explaining standardized educational test scores: The role of creativity above and beyond GPA and personality.7
Dual pathways in creative writing processes.7
Awe is associated with creative personality, convergent creativity, and everyday creativity.7
Prosocial motivation and creativity in the arts and sciences: Qualitative and quantitative evidence.7
Enhancing and explaining art-making for mood-repair: The benefits of positive growth-oriented instructions and quiet ego contemplation.6
Is there a general “art fatigue” effect? A cross-paradigm, cross-cultural study of repeated art viewing in the laboratory.6
Developmental trends in creative ability: A cross-sectional examination of figural and verbal domains across the school-age years.6
Multilingual semantic distance: Automatic verbal creativity assessment in many languages.6
Is humor temperament associated with being creative, original, and funny? A tale of three studies.6
Pushing the boundaries of reality: Science fiction, creativity, and the moral imagination.6
Reexamining subjective creativity assessments in science tasks: An application of the rater-mediated assessment framework and many-facet Rasch model.6
Contextualizing information enhances the experience of environmental art.6
Is a “real” artwork better than a reproduction? A meta-analysis of the genuineness effect.6
Creative minecrafters: Cognitive and personality determinants of creativity, novelty, and usefulness in minecraft.6
Can art promote understanding? A review of the psychology and neuroscience of aesthetic cognitivism.6
Accounting for expressions of curiosity and enjoyment during music listening.6
Great expectations: Misleading effects of images in the alternate uses task.6
The use of drawing as an emotion regulation technique with children.6
Free association ability distinguishes highly creative artists from scientists: Findings from the Big-C Project.6
Music self-efficacy, self-esteem, and help-seeking orientation among amateur musicians who use online music tutorials.6
With, against, or without? Familiarity and copresence increase interactional dissensus and relational plasticity in freely improvising duos.6
The Goldsmiths Dance Sophistication Index (Gold-DSI): A psychometric tool to assess individual differences in dance experience.6
Does the typeface on album cover influence expectations and perception of music?5
The influence of anger and anxiety on idea generation: Taking a closer look at integral and incidental emotion effects.5
Viewers recognize the process of creating artworks with admiration: Evidence from experimental manipulation of prior experience.5
The influence of formats and preferences on the aesthetic experience of classical music concert streams.5
The shower effect: Mind wandering facilitates creative incubation during moderately engaging activities.5
Radically revolutionary or pretty flowers? The impact of curatorial narrative of artistic deviance on perceived artist influence.5
Creative thinking and executive functions: Associations and training effects in adolescents.5
Worth the effort? Comparing different youtube vlog production styles in terms of viewers’ identification, parasocial response, immersion, and enjoyment.5
What counts as aesthetics in science? A bibliometric analysis and visualization of the scientific literature from 1970 to 2018.5
The art of feeling different: Exploring the diversity of emotions experienced during an art museum visit.5
Theater majors compared with nonmajors: Investigating temperament and emotion beliefs, awareness, regulation, and perception.5
Examining the quality of art in STEAM learning activities.5
How stable is the creative self-concept? A latent state-trait analysis.5
Further validating the VAIAK: Defining a psychometric model, configural measurement invariance, reliability, and practical guidelines.5
The utility of divergent and convergent thinking in the problem construction processes during creative problem-solving.5
Eudaimonia, hedonia, and fan behavior: Examining the motives of fans of fictional texts.5
A Model of Creative Aging (MOCA): Unlocking the potential of constraints for creativity in older adults.5
Artificial intelligence and art: Identifying the aesthetic judgment factors that distinguish human- and machine-generated artwork.5
It is not always better to have more ideas: Serial order and the trade-off between fluency and elaboration in divergent thinking tasks.5
Open to laugh: The role of openness to experience in humor production ability.5
Less is more: The effect of visiting duration on the perceived restorativeness of museums.5
Patterns of psychological vulnerabilities and resources in artists and nonartists.5
The impact of top performers in creative groups.4
Processing fluency, processing style, and aesthetic response to artistic photographs.4
Examining associations between montage painting imagery and symptoms of depression and posttraumatic stress among active-duty military service members.4
Shared meaning in representational and abstract visual art: An empirical study.4
Consensual assessment in the new domain of e-textiles: Comparing insights from expert, quasi-expert, and novice judges.4
Cultural diversity in oculometric parameters when viewing art and non-art.4
Audience responses to diverse superheroes: The roles of gender and race in forging connections with media characters in superhero franchise films.4
The benefits of drawing to regulate sadness and anger: Distraction versus expression.4
Visual perception of the built environment in virtual reality: A systematic characterization of human aesthetic experience in spaces with curved boundaries.4
Figuring out what they feel: Exposure to eudaimonic narrative fiction is related to mentalizing ability.4
Melody in poems and songs: Fundamental statistical properties predict aesthetic evaluation.4
Seeing outside the box: Salient associations disrupt visual idea generation.4
Development and validation of the Aesthetic Processing Preference Scale (APPS).4
The next step for the VAIAK: An item-focused analysis.4
Development and validation of the Mechanisms of Engagement in the Arts and Humanities scales.4
Collaboration, cognitive effort, and self-reference in United Kingdom top 5 pop music lyrics 1960–2015.4
Relationships between depression, self-reflection, brooding, and creative thinking in a psychiatric sample.4
Individual differences in aesthetic engagement and proneness to aesthetic chill: Associations with stress-related growth orientation.4
“And you don't like, don't like the way I talk”: Authenticity in the language of bruce springsteen.4
Task instructions influence the effects of impaired self-control on creative cognition.4
Beauty is not in the eye but in the inner head: Evidence from environmental advertising.4
Back where I belong: Rereading as a risk-free pathway to social connection.4
The temporal instability of aesthetic preferences.4
Vigilance and social chills with music: Evidence for two types of musical chills.4
The creative mind in daily life: How cognitive and affective experiences relate to creative thinking and behavior.4
The structure of musical dislikes.3
Motivation to make music matters: Daily autonomous motivation, flow, and well-being in hobby musicians.3
How architecture evokes awe: Predicting awe through architectural features of building interiors.3
Conceptualizing and measuring ability emotional creativity.3
Once upon a time: A school positive narrative intervention for promoting well-being and creativity in elementary school children.3
Differentiating the visual aesthetics of the sublime and the beautiful: Selective effects of stimulus size, height, and color on sublimity and beauty ratings in photographs.3
Beyond togetherness: Interactional dissensus fosters creativity and tension in freely improvised musical duos.3
Tactile beauty is in the hand, but also in the eye of the beholder: Interaction between haptic and visual experiences in aesthetic judgement.3
The spectrum of distributed creativity: Tango dancing and its generative modalities.3
The role of listener features in musical emotion induction: The contributions of musical expertise, personality dispositions, and mood state.3
The role of local and global symmetry in pleasure, interest, and complexity judgments of natural scenes.3
The balancing act: An empirical study introducing and removing constraints in idea generation.3
Altar-ing aesthetic emotions: Exploring responses to ecologically valid beauty stimuli and their relationship to trait engagement with beauty.3
Not just clowning around: Investigating psychological mechanisms underlying accidents in a heterogeneous group of contemporary circus artists.3
Smooth as glass and hard as stone? On the conceptual structure of the aesthetics of materials.3
Cultural-match effect on the appreciation of traditional and contemporary visual arts: Evidence from Poland and Hong Kong.3
Do we need metacognition for creativity? A necessary condition analysis of creative metacognition.3
Associations between music training and cognitive abilities: The special case of professional musicians.3
Shaping film: A quantitative formal analysis of contemporary empathy-eliciting Hollywood cinema.3
Age and recognition for one’s creative hobby are associated with fewer depressive symptoms in middle-aged and older adults.3
The textual features of fiction that appeal to readers: Emotion and abstractness.3
Aesthetic judgments of music: Reliability, consistency, criteria, self-insight, and expertise.3
Presenting TaMuNaBe: A taxonomy of museum navigation behaviors.3
Measuring art knowledge: Item response theory and differential item functioning analysis of the Aesthetic Fluency Scale.3
The Aesthetic Responsiveness Assessment (AReA) in Farsi language: A scale validation and cultural adaptation study.3
An itsy bitsy audience: Live performance facilitates infants’ attention and heart rate synchronization.3
What makes textures beautiful? Effects of shared orientation.3
Together in the dark?: Investigating the understanding and feeling of intended emotions between viewers and professional artists at the Venice Biennale.3
Motivational processes that support arts participation: An examination of goal orientations and aspirations.3
Don't go with your gut: Exploring the role of motivation in aesthetic experiences.3
The effects of literariness on social-cognitive skills: Examining narrative engagement, transportation, and identification as moderators.3
The role of asking more complex questions in creative thinking.3
Do art lovers lead happier and even healthier lives? Investigating the psychological and physical benefits of savoring art.3
Constraints to malevolent innovation in terrorist attacks.3
Automated feedback and creativity: On the role of metacognitive monitoring in divergent thinking.3
Who hates magic? Exploring the loathing of legerdemain.3
Artists have superior local and global processing abilities but show a preference for initially drawing globally.3
Big-C creativity in artists and scientists is associated with more random global but less random local fMRI functional connectivity.3
Do you chill when I chill? A cross-cultural study of strong emotional responses to music.3
Do open or closed postures boost creative performance? The effects of postural feedback on divergent and convergent thinking.3
Virtual art visits: Examining the effects of slow looking on well-being in an online environment.3
“I feel like I am in that place and I would like to see more”: Aesthetic and embodiment components of tourist destination image.3
Narrative aesthetic absorption in audiobooks is predicted by blink rate and acoustic features.2
The influence of empathy on the perceptual response to visual art.2
Underlying elements of image quality assessment: Preference and terminology for communicating image quality characteristics.2
Toward equitable creativity self-assessment: Measurement invariance and mean differences across ethnicity in the Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale.2
Implicit responses in the judgment of attractiveness in faces with differing levels of makeup.2
Is there an artistry to lighting? The complexity of illuminating three-dimensional artworks.2
Contact improvisation dance practice predicts greater mu rhythm desynchronization during action observation.2
How perfect are imperfect rhymes? Effects of phonological similarity and verse context on rhyme perception.2
Creative self-enhancement in a team context: The role of gender, creative self-concept, and trait hypercompetitiveness.2
The aesthetic quality model: Complexity and randomness as foundations of visual beauty by signaling quality.2
Universality and specificity of the kindchenschema: A cross-cultural study on cute rectangles.2
Just a joke? Can sexist comedy harm women’s cognitive performance?2
Poetry-elicited emotions: Reading experience and psychological mechanisms.2
Mood and creativity in children: Differential impacts on convergent and divergent thinking.2
A multifactorial model of visual imagery and its relationship to creativity and the vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire.2
Visual attention bias for self-made artworks.2
Visual exploration mediates the influence of personal traits on responses to artworks in an art gallery setting.2
Don't throw the “bad” ideas away! Multidimensional top scoring increases reliability of divergent thinking tasks.2
Groovin’ to the cultural beat: Preferences for danceable music represent cultural affordances for high-arousal negative emotions.2
Reliability and validity of a novel Ambulatory Battery of Creativity (ABC).2
Imaginings from an unfamiliar world: Narrative engagement with a new musical system.2
Slow looking at still art: The effect of manipulating audio context and image category on mood and engagement during an online slow looking exercise.2
Creative artificial intelligence and narrative transportation.2
Creativity to prompt willpower: Feeling more creative predicts subsequent activated positive affect and increased willpower in daily life.2
Creativity enhancement methods for adults: A meta-analysis.2
The contribution of integrated arts-based groups to people with mental health conditions and community members: Processes and outcomes.2
Babies’ engagement in music theater performances: A microanalytical study of the aesthetic experiences in early childhood.2
Explaining the curvature effect: Perceptual and hedonic evaluations of visual contour.2
An empirical assessment of cinematic continuity.2
Focus of attention affects togetherness experiences and body interactivity in piano duos.2
Applying bodily sensation maps to art-elicited emotions: An explorative study.2
Musical ethnocultural identity, happiness, and internalizing symptoms in youth.1
Reciprocal relations between autonomous motivation and creativity: A longitudinal investigation of Chinese children and adolescents.1
Neuroticism, musical emotion regulation, musical coping, mental health, and musicianship characteristics.1
Supervisor Idea Adoption Scale: Construction, reliability, and initial validity evidence.1
Trust the process: The effects of iteration in children’s creative processes on their creative products.1
The time-course of fixations in representational paintings: A cross-cultural study.1
Personality traits as predictors of work creativity: A comparison between self- and other-reports.1
Lost in digitization: The physical format of creative work affects authenticity perceptions.1
Why Boulder Springs has no boulders and no springs: Evolved landscape preferences and naming conventions.1
From “a nothing” to something special: Art as a space of holding attunement in the creative experience of Holocaust survivor artists.1
Color’s perceptual diversity and categorical harmony improve aesthetic experience.1
Impact of Veteran Journeys opera on audience member attitudes related to veterans with posttraumatic stress or unstable housing.1
Understanding metaphor in art: Distinguishing literal giants from metaphorical challenges.1
A computational approach to studying aesthetic judgments of ambiguous artworks.1
Lexical divergence in collaborative creativity.1
“I may look fake but I’m real where it counts”: Positivity and authenticity in the songs of Dolly Parton.1
Songs as a way of listening to cultures across generations? A comparison of Canada and the United States through their famous songs from 1975 to 2017.1
Perceiving versus scrutinizing: Viewers do not default to awareness of small spatiotemporal inconsistencies in movie edits.1
The influence of culture on the viewing of Western and East Asian paintings.1
Art as communication: Fulfilling Gricean communication principles predicts aesthetic liking.1
On the overlap between aesthetic disposition, cultural eclecticism, and openness: An interdisciplinary study.1