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ERIC Number: ED109580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 13
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Creativity in Monozygotic and Dyzygotic Twins.
Richmond, Bert O.
The purpose of this study is to clarify further the relationships among creative, cognitive, and affective production of students. Thirteen pairs of twins, eight monozygotic (MZ), five dyzygotic (DZ), were administered the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, MMPI, and Revised Beta Examination. The F ratio for testing significance of within-set variances of MZ and DZ twins did not reveal heredity to be a significant factor in creative output. Significant correlations are reported between verbal fluency and hysteria and between depression and figural fluency and figural originality. Numerous significant correlations occurred between measures of intelligence and creativity and among constructs of creativity. Conclusions were: (a) measures of creative thinking do provide data on students in addition to that furnished by tests of intelligence, (b) factors other than heredity influence creativity, and (c) creative ability is diffuse as well as specific and is related to certain measures of intelligence. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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