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    Corti, Kevin Reddy, Geetha Choi, Ellen and Gillespie, Alex 2015. The Researcher as Experimental Subject: Using Self-Experimentation to Access Experiences, Understand Social Phenomena, and Stimulate Reflexivity. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, Vol. 49, Issue. 2, p. 288.


Why does self-experimentation lead to creative ideas?

  • Todd I. Lubart (a1) and Christophe Mouchiroud (a1) (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2004

According to a multivariate approach on creativity, self-experimentation may well provide many of the conditions that allow for new ideas to occur. This research method is valuable in particular because the researcher's high level of participation in the search for a solution fosters the involvement of the necessary cognitive skills and conative traits.

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