ERIC Number: ED104964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-30
Reference Count: 0
Creative Potential of Mathematically Precocious Youth.
Keating, Daniel P.
The prediction of creativity is an intricate and difficult problem for which there is no currently accepted method of solution. At least two conceptually discernable types of creativity are identifiable in research on the topic. The first type conceives creativity to be a trait which is distributed across the population in a fashion analogous to intelligence. The second type might be called the "state" concept of creativity. Its primary analytic tool is the examination of criterion creative groups compared to less creative ones. An eclectic approach to the practical application of predicting creativity permitted the use of several different methods of predicting creativity while making comparisons among them; this approach was utilized in the present study. Subjects were junior high school students who were the top scorers in two mathematics competitions held one year apart. They were administered a variety of paper and pencil measures. Test results indicated the creative potential of this group was quite high. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Montreal, Canada, August 30, 1973)