Congratulations to Aisha Aliyu, who won second place in the 2019 Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Conference with her empirical research poster titled Creative Hobbies in Young Children: The Role of Parenting Styles and Child Temperament.
Aisha examined the effects of authoritarian and authoritative parenting on children’s creative hobbies while also considering children’s temperament dimensions. She found that authoritarian parenting had a negative effect on children’s creative hobbies. However, when taking child temperament into consideration, children high in the temperament dimension of Effortful Control were protected from this negative effect.
Her research highlights the importance of investigating individual differences in children’s creativity.