ERIC Number: ED045687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Artistic Preferences, Conceptual Thinking and Intellectual Attitudes. Final Report.
Loveless, Eugene J.
Slides of great modern art works by Picasso, Mondrian, and Van Gogh were selected as stimulus materials for an art test administered to a heterogeneous group of 395 college students. The slides were endorsed for desirability, and the results were factor analyzed. Scales of items with similar levels of endorsement from different factor scales were placed in a paired-comparison forced choice task and administered to college men. Attempts to validate the test across a wide variety of tasks, such as divergent thinking tests and personality tests, met with marginal success. The development and utilization of a free choice form of the art preference test with the same pictures as stimuli and with similar samples of men taking some of the same tasks as were completed by groups along with the forced choice form produced a greater number and greater magnitudes of significant correlations. Each of the art scale subtests did not conclusively constitute the analogue for each of the cognitive styles as hypothesized, but the instruments seem a viable entree into the study of the relationship of art preference and personality. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Art, Behavior Rating Scales, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Measurement, College Students, Divergent Thinking, Forced Choice Technique, Individual Characteristics, Painting (Visual Arts), Personality, Personality Measures, Personality Studies, Psychological Testing, Student Reaction, Test Construction
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Notre Dame Univ., IN.