ERIC Number: ED185945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Study in the Further Development of a Relationship between Precognition and Creativity.
Costello, Francis J.
The relationship between pre-cognition and creativity was investigated in an effort to reaffirm previous findings (Costello 1977) of a correlation between these variables. A sample of 100 engineering freshmen was tested for creativity using the Torrance Test for Creative Thinking and was tested for pre-cognitive ability using the Dean-Mihalasky test. Creativity is measured by the Torrance Test through three activities involving the subject's figural response to various stimuli. The first activity is scored only for originality and elaboration; the second and third activities are scored for fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. Pre-cognition, the ability to forecast future events, is scored by comparing a 100-digit number forecasted by the subject to a 100-digit random number subsequently produced by a computer's random generator. When a digit in the forecasted number corresponds to a digit in the computer's number, a hit is recorded. The pre-cognitive scores were correlated to each of the 18 sets of scores produced by the creativity tests. Results indicate a strong, negative relationship between scores on Activity Two of the Torrance Test and scores on the Dean-Mihalasky pre-cognition test. References and data from the 1977 study are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Note: For related document, see ED 165 628