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Neyen, Julia; Volpe, Carolyn Ann; Selby, Edwin C.; Houtz, John C. – Educational Research Quarterly, 2017
Two independent studies were conducted to examine the relationship of problem solving styles to parenting styles. Both studies used VIEW: An Assessment of Problem Solving Style and the Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ). Study 1 included 173 adults recruited using Mechanical Turk and Study 2 included 131 adults recruited using Qualtrics. Data…
Descriptors: Correlation, Problem Solving, Parenting Styles, Questionnaires
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McCoy, Frederick H.; Selby, Edwin C.; Houtz, John C. – International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2014
Freshmen education students created five-to ten-minute multimedia presentations in response to one of several prompts about education, learning, and teaching. Students who completed "VIEW: An Assessment of Problem Solving Style" were assigned to working teams based on their "VIEW" scores such that team members were similar on…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Creativity, Productivity, College Freshmen
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Johnson, Allison; Jackson, Margo A.; Selby, Edwin C.; Houtz, John C. – International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2014
The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between problem-solving style as measured by "VIEW: An Assessment of Problem-solving Style" and career interests or preferences in high school students as measured by the "Kuder Career Search with Person Match." Three-hundred forty-two eighth through eleventh grade junior…
Descriptors: Prediction, Vocational Interests, Problem Solving, Cognitive Style
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Houtz, John C.; Selby, Edwin C. – Educational Research Quarterly, 2009
Forty-two undergraduate and graduate students completed VIEW: An Assessment of Problem Solving Style, the non-verbal Torrance Test Thinking Creatively with Pictures, and the Problem Solving Inventory (PSI). VIEW assesses individuals' orientation to change, manner of processing, and ways of deciding, while the Torrance test measures several…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Problem Solving, Creative Thinking
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Houtz, John C. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 1980
Eighty gifted children were administered divergent thinking and problem-solving tasks, as well as measures of tolerance for ambiguity, locus of control, and self-esteem. The four comparison groups varied in intelligence quotient and ideational fluency. Results emphasized the consistency among cognitive and affective dimensions of divergent or…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Style, Divergent Thinking
Singer, Elaine; Houtz, John C. – 1992
An inservice consultation program between teachers and a school psychologist was designed to establish classroom conditions to improve 7th- and 8th-grade students' (N=233) thinking skills. Inservice training conducted by the psychologist emphasized encouragement of ideas, modeling thinking skills, opportunities for practice, and support of diverse…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Grade 7, Grade 8, Junior High School Students
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Rosenfield, Sylvia; Houtz, John C. – 1977
Development of problem-solving and creative thinking ability was examined through administration of experimental tasks to 240 gifted children (grade 2 to grade 6). Different patterns of development were noted: problem-solving skills grew steadily from grade 2 through grade 6; while creative thinking increased from grade 2 through grade 4, with no…
Descriptors: Child Development, Creative Development, Creativity, Elementary Education
Houtz, John C.; And Others – 1973
A study was conducted to test the hypothesis that Ss from disadvantaged homes have poorly developed "abstract" thinking skills and that their thought can be characterized as more "concrete" or relational. Four forms of a problem-solving inventory were developed which differed in mode of presentation. The original form consisted of real-life…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Auditory Tests, Cognitive Tests, Disadvantaged Youth
Houtz, John C.; And Others – 1972
The effects of 2 different types of positive and negative instances in learning "non-dimensioned" concepts were investigated. "Non-dimensioned" concepts are defined only by the presence or absence of distinct attributes. One-hundred-seventy-one 8th graders were given series of all positive or alternating positive and negative instances. Series of…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Learning, Performance Factors, Relevance (Education)
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Houtz, John C.; And Others – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 1979
Tasks graded in terms of fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration of responses were administered to fourth graders in order to identify relationships between these measures of creativity, intelligence, and evaluation skills. With intelligence controlled, the relationship between creative thinking scores and evaluation ability was near…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creativity, Creativity Tests, Evaluative Thinking
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Houtz, John C.; And Others – Psychological Reports, 1973
A problem-solving inventory was administered with other measures of cognitive abilities and school achievement in order to determine interrelationships between these measures. A distinct problem-solving factor, separate from measures of school achievement and language abilities but related to logical thinking and conceptual ability was…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes
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Houtz, John C.; And Others – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1973
Results demonstrate that the relationship between the structure of positive and negative instances within a learning series is also critical to concept learning when the concepts are presented in a nondimensioned way. (Authors/CB)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Grade 8, Performance Factors, Relevance (Information Retrieval)
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Houtz, John C.; And Others – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 1983
The correlation of Guilford and Torrance measures over a two-year period and the relationship of teacher ratings of childrens' behavioral characteristics to creativity test performance over that same interval were examined. (Author)
Descriptors: Creativity, Creativity Tests, Intermediate Grades, Longitudinal Studies
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Houtz, John C.; And Others – Journal of Psychology, 1981
Seventy-two Black and Hispanic fourth through sixth graders completed a variety of problem-solving tasks emphasizing skills of preparation, production, and judgment. With reading achievement controlled within the sample, results suggest that these three sets of skills involve evaluative activity and that locus of control and self-esteem are…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Black Youth, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Houtz, John C.; And Others – Gifted Child Quarterly, 1978
Creative thinking and problem solving processes were studied in 233 gifted elementary students. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Creative Development, Creative Thinking
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