ERIC Number: ED304596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
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Effects of Spaced Training in Creative Imagination and Delayed Posttesting on Originality.
Masten, William G.; Hairston, Susan A.
While there is increasing evidence that creativity can be improved through training, the spacing of the training has not been studied. This study assessed the effect of spaced training on the use of creative imagination in 110 undergraduate students. The research design was a randomized delayed posttest-only design. The independent variable was spaced training in creative imagination and the dependent variable was Thinking Creatively With Sounds and Words, Form IIA, a measure of verbal originality that relates to imagination, imagery, analogy, and that helps listeners use their creative imagination to produce original verbal images. Subjects in the treatment condition received a 240-minute training program designed to facilitate the use of the creative imagination. Treatment subjects were trained with exercises in breaking away from the obvious and commonplace, synthesis, analogy, restructuring, and incubation. The results indicated no significant main effects for the training condition, suggesting that the time between the training and the testing may have been too long to observe treatment effects. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (96th, Atlanta, GA, August 12-16, 1988).