Existing theoretical explanations about the influence of affect in the process of creating ideas (ideation) and their corresponding empirical findings are contradictory. The purpose of the present chapter is to provide new insights by providing a theoretical explanation that is able to encompass these contradictions, and to support this theoretical approach with empirical data. We draw on personality-systems-interactions (PSI) and use an experimental design to capture dynamic effects between affect and ideation. Our findings emphasize the mediating role of affect in the ideation process and the moderating role of individual action-control in the regulation of affect and respective creative behavior.
Kollmann, T. and Lomberg, C. (2014), "Emotional Regulation and Ideation", Individual Sources, Dynamics, and Expressions of Emotion (Research on Emotion in Organizations, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 23-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1746-9791(2013)0000009006Download as .RIS
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