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ERIC Number: ED133086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 15
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The Relationship Between Lateral Dominance and Divergent Cognitive Thought.
Williams, Barbara B.
This study was designed to explore the relationship of lateral dominance to divergent cognitive thought. According to the screening results of the Harris Tests of Lateral Dominance, 36 subjects ranging from 9-12 years were divided equally into three groups of left, right, and mixed lateral dominance. In order to measure divergent cognitive thought, the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Verbal Tests, Form A and Figural Tests, Form A were administered and scores reported in terms of seven subscores of both verbal and figural fluency, flexibility and originality, and scores for figural elaboration only. A two-way analysis of variance procedure reported a significant difference existed between the lateral dominance of the individuals with regard to their mean scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking at the .01 level of confidence. In order to locate the exact source of variance, further investigation was necessary. A one-way analysis of variance of the main effects was performed and results indicated that a significant difference existed within the two categories of verbal fluency and figural elaboration at the .05 level. That is, the group demonstrating left lateral dominance performed significantly better on those two subscores. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking