Criatividade e reserva cognitiva na idade avançada: um estudo exploratório na população portuguesa

Translated title of the contribution: Creativity and cognitive reserve in old age: an exploratory study in the Portuguese population

Andreia Mendes, Joana Câmara*, Ana Luísa Caires, Soraia Garcês, Margarida Pocinho

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Abstract

The present study aims to investigate the relationship between creativity, particularly divergent thinking, and cognitive reserve (CR), in a sample of older adults without cognitive impairment. 53 community-dwelling subjects met the inclusion criteria and were submitted to the Creativity Test (ProCriativ) and the Cognitive Reserve Questionnaire (CRQ). The correlational analysis revealed that ProCriativ's fluency and flexibility indexes were positively and significantly correlated with the CRQ. However, according to the backward stepwise regression analysis, only flexibility was a significant predictor of CRQ. Our results are in line with former studies that found a clear association between creativity and CR. Additionally, in other studies fluency and originality were also predictors of CR proxies besides flexibility. It is speculated that creativity could represent another indicator of CR. Further investigation is needed to corroborate the previous findings.
Translated title of the contributionCreativity and cognitive reserve in old age: an exploratory study in the Portuguese population
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalPsicologia
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Divergent thinking
  • Cognitive reserve

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