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ERIC Number: ED100992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Pages: 26
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Assessment of Creativity.
Lesher, Ronald E.
Various defintions of creativity are reviewed and classified according to the relative emphasis that each places on the product, the process, and the personal experience of creativity. The assessments of creative products are usually unreliable because of the problem of defining what is creative. Attempts at assessing the creative process fall roughly into two categories: (1) attitudinal phenomena during the creative process and (2) creativity as ability. Attempts at assessing the creative person have relied on elaborate personality tests. Although not developed specifically for studying the creative person, they do present some consistent characteristics among creative persons. Past background and the current environment have been studied by other researchers. This approach has implications for prediction of creative performance, but little use in evaluating school programs trying to promote creativity. Therefore, the selection of measures of creativity must depend on the way in which information is to be used. No one approach is completely adequate, and perhaps several approaches should be used simultaneously. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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