Associations between autistic traits and creativity domains ​in the average adult population

  • Frida Håkansson

Student thesis: Master, one year


 The present study aimed to research links between autistic traits and creativity in the average adult population. The sample consisted of 108 adults,​ 60 females, 48 males, age 18-66 (M=34,90; SD=10,85), from 20 different social media pages who participated in the study through self-report questionnaires about autistic traits and creativity. The result shows that the autistic traits of difficulties in imagination and difficulties in social skills has associations with difficulties in creativity, while the autistic trait of attention to detail has associations with benefits in creativity. The creativity domains, differences between men and women and the method of self-report are discussed.

Date of Award2019-Jul-11
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPeter Jönsson (Supervisor) & Jimmy Jensen (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Magisterprogram i psykologi

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Psychology (50101)


  • autism
  • subclinical traits
  • creativity
  • domains
  • self-report
  • gender

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