ERIC Number: ED242416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Relaxation and Imagination Exercises on the Creativity of Elementary Children.
Peak, Rogene; Hull, Connie
In order to assess the effect of relaxation training and imagination exercises on the creativity of elementary-age students, 94 children in first through fourth grades were randomly assigned to either a treatment or control group. Prior to the treatment, all students were pretested on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. Children in the experimental group participated in relaxation training and imagination exercises during their scheduled weekly homeroom session, while children in the control group did not. Twelve weekly relaxation-imagination sessions of between 20 and 40 minutes each were conducted. Findings did not support the proposition that relaxation training and imagination exercises will enhance children's creativity. (Appended are a weekly session outline, 12 statistical tables, and a cover sheet from the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association's first annual meeting.) (BJD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (1st, Jackson Hole, WY, October 13-15, 1983).