Dr Teemu Toivainen
Teemu is a Lecturer in Psychology. Teemu's research interests and teaching focuses on individual differences in different psychological constructs, such as creativity, cognitive abilities and personality.
Teaching and Supervision
- Personality and Individual Differences
- Research Methods in Psychology
In his research, Teemu explores questions related to creativity, such as what are the predictors and outcomes of creative thinking. Also, Teemu investigates how creativity relates to other cognitive abilities, such as spatial and verbal ability, and personality. In addition, Teemu explores how research findings on creativity can be applied to real life contexts, such as education and work.
Further profile content
2021: Creative expressiveness in childhood writing predicts educational achievement beyond motivation and intelligence: A longitudinal, genetically informed
Visual and linguistic stimuli in the Remote Associates Test: a cross-cultural investigation
2018: Early Predictors of Creative Writing at Age 9
2018: Prenatal testosterone does not explain sex differences in spatial ability
2017: Sex differences in non- verbal and verbal abilities in childhood and adolescence