ERIC Number: ED217827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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The Influence of Time on the Relationship of Precognition and Creativity.
Costello, Francis J.
The possibility of a time sensitive relationship between scores on the Dean Miholasky precognition test and those on Activity 2 of the Torrance Test for Creative Thinking was investigated with 58 freshmen students in a school of engineering. The Torrance Test consists of three activities that present a series of figural stimuli to the subject who diagramatically completes the picture. The Dean Miholasky test, used to develop scores on precognition, requires the subject to predict a 100 digit number that is subsequently produced by a computer's random generator. The predicted number is compared to the computer's number, and the total number of hits is the subject's precognition score. Immediately on completion of the Torrance test, each subject was tested for precognition. Approximately 10 days later, each subject was retested for precognition. Precognition test responses were compared to a computer's randomly generated number. The seed needed for the random generator was produced by selecting, at random, numbered ping-pong balls from a box. Based on the findings, it appears that creativity scores and precognition scores are related by an apparently weak but persistent mechanism when the two tests are administered at the same time. This weak but persistent relationship disappears when a sufficient period of time separates the testing of creativity and precognition. It is suggested that additional related experiments with a complex research design and large sample size are necessary to resolve research questions on this topic. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking