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ERIC Number: ED046950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 340
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Behavior Modification Technology: Its Application to the Development of Creativity in Elementary School Children.
Peterson, Nancy Laraine
The study was designed to determine whether (1) creativity training using behavior modification techniques would produce significant gains in test scores of experimental over control subjects; (2) conditioned skills would generalize to a different problem operation--for which training was not given; and (3) training in fluency and flexibility would result in an increase in the originality scores of trained subjects. Selected from each of three schools were 24 subjects who scored low on group and individual pretests for creativity, and who were then subdivided equally into fourth- and fifth-grades, high and low I.Q., and boys and girls within Experimental, Control-1, and Control-2 groups. Experimental subjects obtained significantly higher scores on post test measures of fluency and flexibility, the generalization task on the individual test, and originality measures on similar tasks for which training was given. Results indicated superior performance of high over low I.Q. subjects and fifth- over fourth-grade subjects on group but not on individual tests, thus suggesting that creativity scores on group measures were highly affected by I.Q., grade, and academic skills. (Author/JMC)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University