ERIC Number: ED059563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Facilitative Effects of Practice upon Nonverbal Creativity.
Roweton, William E.; Spencer, Herbert L., Jr.
Numerous studies of verbal creativity indicate that idea originality increases progressively as more ideas are produced. The present study tested the effects of practice upon nonverbal creativity. Thirty-two fifth grade children were administered Form A and/or Form B of Torrance's picture completion task for 5 consecutive days. Figural originality increased with practice only on certain task items and, overall, only on Form A. Results were traceable to differences inherent in the alternate forms of the test, peculiarities of task items, amount of practice, and so on. Apparently, extended effort did not indiscriminately enhance figural originality in nonverbal creative problem solving. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.
Note: Paper presented at the AERA Convention (Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 1972)