ERIC Number: ED027965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar-14
Reference Count: 0
Identification and Development of Creative Abilities.
MacKinnon, Donald W.
At Berkeley, an assessment was made of representatives of artistic creativity (poets, novelists, and essayists), representatives of scientific creativity (engineers, research scientists, and inventors) and representatives of creativity which is both scientific and artistic (mathematicians and architects). Characteristics of all groups emphasized that (1) a certain amount of intelligence is required for creativity, but beyond that point, being more or less intelligent does not determine creativity, (2) creative persons are original, (3) they are independent in thought and action, (4) they are especially open to experience both of the inner self and of the outer world, (5) creative persons are intuitive, (6) they have strong theoretical and aesthetic interests, and (7) they have a strong sense of destiny which includes a degree of resoluteness and almost inevitably a measure of egotism. It was concluded that it is important for parents and teachers to recognize, stimulate, and develop creativity in children. (DO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Personality Assessment and Research.
Identifiers: Concept Mastery Test (Terman)
Note: Paper presented to Conference on Creativity and the Mentally Gifted, Fresno State College, Fresno, California, March 14, 1964