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Laasonen, Raimo J. – 1997
The objective of this study was to investigate the emergence of a "mindy" (a unit of mind). The mindy is characterized as an open, organized, discrete, and kinematic mental shape. The study was the sequel to research on the emergence of mental shape (R. Laassonen, 1993). The subjects were 84 students, aged 13 to 16 years and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Cognitive Processes, Creativity
Laasonen, Raimo J. – 1998
The objective of this study was to inquire if tunneling of mind, motivation to novelties, and creative mindies in 4 age groups (13, 14, 15, and 16, years of age) have dynamic relationships. A creative mindy is a new organized mind shape not previously occurring. The subjects were 93 pupils of a secondary comprehensive school. Questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Cognitive Processes, Creativity
Laasonen, Raimo J. – 1997
The objective of this study was to find variables that are related to creativity and customary productivity dynamically. The subjects were 86 pupils of a secondary comprehensive school differentiated into age groups of 13, 14, 15, and 16 in southern Finland. Three tests and a matrix questionnaire were constructed for the variables. The data were…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Age Differences, Cognitive Processes
Laasonen, Raimo J. – 1998
The objective of the study was to explore how social mindies or the process social units of mind, social interaction, and private and public behavior are related in the time interval between 13 and 16 years of age. A "mindy" is a unit process of mind constructed through using a mental shape as a sketch for mindy processing. A social…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Behavior Patterns, Cognitive Processes
Laasonen, Raimo J. – 1998
How self-esteem is related to social environment and the elastic-plastic processing of mindies was studied in students aged 13 to 16 years. A "mindy" is a unit process of the mind constructed through using a mental shape. Subjects were 12 students aged 13, 31 students aged 14, 31 aged 15, and 6 aged 16 at a secondary comprehensive school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Cognitive Processes, Creativity