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ERIC Number: ED253987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-28
Reference Count: 0
Towards Creativity: Problem Finding in a Divergent-Thinking Exercise.
Wakefield, John F.
Conditions which call for the discovery of a problem were introduced in a divergent-thinking exercise by inserting blank cards in Pattern Meanings and Line Meanings, two tests from the Wallach and Kogan battery. Twenty-three fifth graders were administered the modified tests and responded divergently to their own patterns and lines as well as to the presented ones. Correlation of average numbers of responses with scores on the Group Inventory for Finding Creative Talent and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised) Vocabulary subtest revealed a significant relationship between responses to personal drawings and creative attitudes and values (but not intelligence). Just the opposite was true for responses to presented drawings. Findings offer added evidence that freedom to discover and solve problems appears to be the primary condition of creative performance. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (31st, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 1985).