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ERIC Number: ED079730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 87
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Facilitating the Creative Functioning of Disadvantaged Young Black Children.
Nash, William Roscoe
This study hypothesized that disadvantaged black children could achieve higher creativity scores if they were provided with stimulating experiences appropriate to psychological warm-up immediately before they were tested for figural and verbal creative thinking ability. The subjects were 105 first grade children divided into three experimental groups and one control group. The three treatments included a free play session, "verbal warm-up" stimulation (dramatic story reading), and "physical warm-up" stimulation (role playing of animal behavior to music). The control group received no stimulation. It was concluded that creative thinking in disadvantaged black children can be influenced by experiences complementary to "loosening up" for creative functioning. These students seemed to respond well to creative activities, and it was recommended that school personnel further study the issue. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Georgia