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ERIC Number: EJ018867
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1970
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Creativity, Birth Order, and Preference for Symmetry
Eisenman, Russell; Schussel, Nancy Robinson
J Consult Clin Psychol, 34, 2, 275-280, 70 Apr
Four hundred fifty college students were given three measures of creativity: (a) complexity-simplicity preference, (b) Personal Opinion Survey, and (c) an unusual uses test. The intercorrelation of the creativity measures ranged .45-.83 (p's is less than .001), and a striking birth-order effect was found: later-born males were significantly less creative than firstborn males on all measures. Reprints from Russell Eisenman, Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122. (Author)
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