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ERIC Number: ED019679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AND THE SCIENTIST AS YOUNG MEN--I. BIOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AWARD WINNERS IN THE TWO CULTURES.
WALBERG, HERBERT J.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH WAS TO IDENTIFY THE BIOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH DISTINGUISH POTENTIALLY CREATIVE SCIENTISTS AND ARTISTS IN THEIR ADOLESCENCE FROM EACH OTHER AND FROM THEIR FELLOW STUDENTS. FROM A SAMPLE OF 442 BRIGHT MALE STUDENTS TAKING A NEW PHYSICS COURSE IN 72 CLASSROOMS IN 17 STATES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, THREE GROUPS WERE IDENTIFIED--(1) 33 WHO HAD WON COMPETITIVE AWARDS OR SOME OTHER FORM OF RECOGNITION IN SCIENCE, (2) 49 WHO HAD WON AWARDS IN THE ARTS, AND (3) 360 WHO HAD WON NO AWARDS. RESPONSES OF THE GROUPS TO 300 BIOGRAPHICAL QUSTIONS (ON THE BIOGRAPHICAL INVENTORY TEST, WHICH MEASURES CREATIVE POTENTIAL) WERE COMPARED AND TESTED FOR STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE. CONCLUSIONS STEMMING FROM THE RESEARCH ARE--(1) THE POTENTIAL SCIENTISTS AND ARTISTS ARE SIMILAR TO ONE ANOTHER AND DIFFERENT FROM OTHER STUDENTS IN INTERESTS AND WORK HABITS, SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS, REACTIONS TO SCHOOL, LIFE AMBITIONS, PLANS, AND VALUES, AND (2) BIOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERISTICS EXIST WHICH MAKE THEM DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER. LIMITATIONS TO THE RESEARCH INVOLVE--(1) SAMPLING, (2) THE NATURE OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE DATA, (3) THE STABILITY OF CREATIVITY OVER TIME, AND (4) THE POSSIBILITY OF A CURVILINEAR RELATION BETWEEN THE CRITERION OF CREATIVITY AND BIOGRAPHICAL VARIABLES. (RD)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
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