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ERIC Number: EJ1176716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-0419
Fluency or Similarities? Cognitive Abilities That Contribute to Creative Metaphor Generation
Kasirer, Anat; Mashal, Nira
Creativity Research Journal, v30 n2 p205-211 2018
This study focused on the cognitive abilities that contribute to creative metaphor generation. A concept explanation task was used to test conventional and novel (creative) metaphor generation. Conceptual fluency and similarities were measured using the Tel-Aviv Creativity Test (TACT). The main goal was to investigate how fluency of ideas and similarities contribute to creative metaphor generation. Fifty-four children (M = 12.59, SD = 2.05) participated in the study. The findings demonstrated that fluency of ideas contributed to the prediction of creative potential, but not conventional metaphor generation, beyond similarities, cognitive abilities, executive functions, verbal abilities, and age. The results thus show that novel metaphor generation is unique and separate estimate of creative potential, which is reciprocally related to conceptual fluency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel (Tel Aviv)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Nonverbal Intelligence; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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