ERIC Number: ED236874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Reflection-Impulsivity and Creativity in Deaf and Hearing Children.
Anderson, Ruth; And Others
To examine the relationship between reflection-impulsivity and creativity in hearing impaired and unimpaired elementary children, 26 hearing impaired and 16 hearing children (8-13 years old) were administered the Matching Familiar Figures Test and the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. Correlation coefficients were calculated to examine the relationship between four reflection-impulsivity scores (total number of errors, average response latency, impulsivity, and efficiency) and four creativity dimensions (fluency, flexibility, elaboration, originality). For hearing children, as expected, more impulsive responding was generally associated with greater creativity. However, no significant relationships between creativity and impulsivity were found for the deaf Ss. Results suggested that these cognitive skills may develop in different patterns and rates for hearing impaired children. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at Conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, IL, May 5-7, 1983).