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ERIC Number: ED003334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 30
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A METHOD OF STIMULATING ORIGINAL THINKING IN COLLEGE STUDENTS.
ROBERTSON, MALCOLM H.
AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO SUBSTANTIATE THE HYPOTHESES THAT SUBJECTS RECEIVING SENSORY DEPRIVATION WOULD SHOW MORE IMPROVEMENT IN ORIGINALITY THAN THOSE EXPOSED TO A NORMAL SENSORY ENVIRONMENT, AND THOSE SUBJECTS RECEIVING 4 HOURS OF ISOLATION WOULD SHOW MORE IMPROVEMENT IN ORIGINALITY THAN THOSE RECEIVING 2 HOURS OF ISOLATION. ABOUT 60 VOLUNTEER, MALE COLLEGE STUDENTS, RANDOMLY DIVIDED INTO 4 EQUAL GROUPS, WERE GIVEN THE KENT-ROSANOFF WORD ASSOCIATION TEST AND 3 TESTS FROM THE GUILFORD CREATIVE BATTERY. TWO GROUPS WERE EXPOSED TO SENSORY DEPRIVATION FOR 4 HOURS AND FOR 2 HOURS, RESPECTIVELY. THE REMAINING TWO GROUPS WERE EXPOSED TO A NORMAL SENSORY ENVIRONMENT FOR 4 HOURS AND FOR 2 HOURS, RESPECTIVELY. THE SAME TESTS WERE ADMINISTERED AGAIN. THE HYPOTHESES WERE NOT CONFIRMED. THE RESULTS WERE DISCUSSED IN TERMS OF INSTRUCTIONAL SET, TYPE OF TEST ADMINISTRATION, AND THE EFFECT OF PERCEPTUAL ISOLATION ON COGNITIVE EFFICIENCY. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.
Identifiers: Guilford Creativity Test Battery; KENT ROSANOFF WORD ASSOCIATION TEST; MICHIGAN; Michigan (Kalamazoo)