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ERIC Number: EJ1010681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-0998
Creativity, Visualization Abilities, and Visual Cognitive Style
Kozhevnikov, Maria; Kozhevnikov, Michael; Yu, Chen Jiao; Blazhenkova, Olesya
British Journal of Educational Psychology, v83 n2 p196-209 Jun 2013
Background: Despite the recent evidence for a multi-component nature of both visual imagery and creativity, there have been no systematic studies on how the different dimensions of creativity and imagery might interrelate. Aims: The main goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between different dimensions of creativity (artistic and scienti?c) and dimensions of visualization abilities and styles (object and spatial). In addition, we compared the contributions of object and spatial visualization abilities versus corresponding styles to scienti?c and artistic dimensions of creativity. Samples: Twenty-four undergraduate students (12 females) were recruited for the ?rst study, and 75 additional participants (36 females) were recruited for an additional experiment. Method: Participants were administered a number of object and spatial visualization abilities and style assessments as well as a number of artistic and scienti?c creativity tests. Results: The results show that object visualization relates to artistic creativity and spatial visualization relates to scienti?c creativity, while both are distinct from verbal creativity. Furthermore, our ?ndings demonstrate that style predicts corresponding dimension of creativity even after removing shared variance between style and visualization ability. The results suggest that styles might be a more ecologically valid construct in predicting real-life creative behaviour, such as performance in different professional domains. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking