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ERIC Number: ED021267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 45
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An Exploratory Study of a Color Association Exercise for the Assessment of Verbal Creative Ability.
Britt, Morris F.
A Color Association Exercise (CAE) with four scales (Originality, Abstraction, Fluency, and Elaboration) was devised to assess verbal creative ability. When administered to 173 adolescent students, the Color Association Exercise appeared to have only moderate potential as an assessment technique for verbal creative ability. Abstraction and elaboration scores were positively related to English compositional ability. Correlations, however, although statistically significant, were not sufficiently high for the CAE to be of immediate practical value. The Revised Art Scale (RAS) of the Welsh Figure Preference Test was administered to the same students, and it was found that cognitive predisposition for complexity in figures, as measured by that scale, was not related to verbal creative ability or skill in language usage such as theme writing. Results of the present study suggest that the CAE may have potential as a new technique for the measurement of verbal creative ability, but it may more properly be viewed at this point as an approach in need of further investigation and development. Evidently, the RAS is not a promising device for the assessment of verbal creativity in particular. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Richardson Foundation, Greensboro, NC. Creativity Research Inst.