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Luo, Lingling; Li, Peng; Zhang, Ping – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2017
In order to test the feasibility of the curriculum system of TRIZ used in humanities and social science majors, this study will test whether it is effective to cultivate students' creativity and to train their ability to solve problems. This study designs the randomly experimental targets in the two control groups for pretest and post-test. This…
Descriptors: Humanities Instruction, Feasibility Studies, Comparative Analysis, Creativity
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Wang, Lixia; Xu, Xiaobo; Wang, Qing; Healey, Grace; Su, Liang; Pang, Weiguo – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
Schizophrenia and schizotypy have been often associated with above average creativity; however, empirical studies on the relationship between schizophrenia spectrum disorders and enhanced creativity generated inconsistent results. This research investigates if the association between schizophrenia spectrum disorders and creative potential levels…
Descriptors: Personality, Personality Traits, Schizophrenia, Creativity
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Nogueira, Sara Ibérico; Almeida, Leonor S.; Lima, Tiago Souza – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
The Test for Creative Thinking-Drawing Production (TCT-DP, Urban & Jellen, 1986) is one of the most used instruments for the assessment of creative potential. Few studies exist regarding its factorial structure, and all of them were limited to using an exploratory approach. The aim of this research was to assess the factorial structure of the…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Creativity Tests
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Kopcsó, Krisztina; Láng, András – Creativity Research Journal, 2017
According to literature, several forms of creativity relate to primary process and adaptive regression. The major aim of this study was to examine whether a specific pattern of creativity and primary- and secondary-process thinking could be identified among stories while investigating some personal variables. 78 undergraduate students (41 women,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Correlation
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Prokhorov, Alexander O.; Chernov, Albert V.; Yusupov, Mark G. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Investigation of the interaction of mental states and cognitive processes in the classroom allows us to solve the problem of increasing the effectiveness of training by activating cognitive processes and management of students' mental states. This article is concerned with the most general patterns of interaction between mental state and…
Descriptors: College Students, Cognitive Processes, Intelligence Tests, Psychometrics
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Deng, Lifang; Wang, Lijuan; Zhao, Yanyun – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore how environmental factors (family environment and school education) and individual characteristics (personality, creative attitudes, and divergent thinking) collectively affect creative achievement of American and Chinese college students. Data were collected from 378 college students in the United States…
Descriptors: Creativity, Environmental Influences, Individual Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Xiao, Fengqiu; Wang, Ling; Chen, Yinghe; Zheng, Zhiwei; Chen, Wenjun – Creativity Research Journal, 2015
Although previous research suggests that mood can influence creativity, the controversy about the effects of positive and negative moods has raged for years. This study investigated how the relationship between induced mood and creativity is moderated by dispositional and situational autonomy. It contrasted the different moderating effects of the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Personal Autonomy, Creativity, Experiments
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Acar, Selcuk; Runco, Mark A. – Creativity Research Journal, 2014
Tests of divergent thinking represent the most commonly used assessment of creative potential. Typically they are scored for total ideational output (fluency), ideational originality, and, sometimes, ideational flexibility. That scoring system provides little information about the underlying process and about the associations among ideas. It also…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity, Creativity Tests, Correlation
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Piffer, Davide; Hur, Yoon-Mi – Creativity Research Journal, 2014
Although creative achievement is a subject of much attention to lay people, the origin of individual differences in creative accomplishments remain poorly understood. This study examined genetic and environmental influences on creative achievement in an adult sample of 338 twins (mean age = 26.3 years; SD = 6.6 years). Twins completed the Creative…
Descriptors: Correlation, Creativity, Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking
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Yakar, Zeha; Baykara, Hatice – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
In this study, the effects of inquiry-based learning practices on the scientific process skills, creative thinking, and attitudes towards science experiments of preservice science teachers have been analyzed. A non-experimental quantitative analysis method, the single-group pre test posttest design, has been used. In order to observe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Inquiry, Science Teachers
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Auttawutikul, Siwanit; Wiwitkunkasem, Kasemrut; Smith, Duncan R. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2014
This study reports on the introduction of weblogs as a part of the teaching environment for Thai students to facilitate group learning and enhance creativity. Assessment of progress was through formal creative thought testing, as well as a questionnaire with both structured and open questions. Results showed a significant improvement in assessed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Computer Uses in Education
Bradford, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In spite of the growing popularity of virtual worlds for gaming, recreation, and education, few studies have explored the efficacy of 3D immersive virtual worlds in post-secondary instruction; even fewer discuss the ability of virtual worlds to help young adults develop creative thinking. This study investigated the effect of virtual world…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Virtual Universities, Virtual Classrooms
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Rodrigue, Amanda L.; Perkins, David R. – Creativity Research Journal, 2012
The literature on the connection between psychopathology and creativity is vast and recent research has focused on the relationship between the schizophrenic spectrum and creativity. The schizophrenic spectrum includes genetically related disorders that share certain symptom features. It has been suggested that schizotypal personality disorder, a…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Schizophrenia, Mental Disorders, Problem Solving
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Armstrong, David – Creativity Research Journal, 2012
Although previous research has suggested that people with subclinical levels of schizophrenic symptoms achieve a greater number of creative accomplishments, the contention that there is a creative cognitive advantage in schizotypy has received mixed support. It was hypothesized that accounting for complex relationships between (a) creative…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Schizophrenia, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Achievement
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Mokaram, Al-Ali Khaled; Al-Shabatat, Ahmad Mohammad; Fong, Fook Soon; Abdallah, Andaleeb Ahmad – International Education Studies, 2011
During the shifting of teaching and learning methods using computer technologies, much emphasis was paid on the knowledge content more than the thinking skills. Thus, this study investigated the effects of a computer application, namely, designing electronic slides on the development of creative thinking skills of a sample of undergraduate…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Computer Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students, Creative Activities