ERIC Number: EJ1088878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
A Self-Report Measure of Cognitive Processes Associated with Creativity
Miller, Angie L.
Creativity Research Journal, v26 n2 p203-218 2014
This study sought to explore creative cognitive processes and the similarities and differences in how descriptions of these processes group together in various self-report subscales. Based on empirical evidence from numerous studies involving the cognitive components of creativity training, the Cognitive Processes Associated with Creativity (CPAC) scale was developed to efficiently and directly address the processes of brainstorming, metaphorical and analogical thinking, perspective-taking, imagery, incubation, and flow. An online administered pilot study (n = 226) and laboratory follow-up study (n = 120) collected responses to the newly created CPAC scale and a variety of other creativity measures. Overall, the results provide preliminary evidence for the psychometric qualities of the CPAC scale. Specifically, the data from both studies support the construct validity and divergent validity, with mixed evidence for concurrent validity.
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creativity, Creative Thinking, Validity, Personality Traits, Undergraduate Students, Educational Psychology, Reliability, Factor Analysis, Correlation, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking