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ERIC Number: EJ997899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1871
Table-Top Role Playing Game and Creativity
Chung, Tsui-shan
Thinking Skills and Creativity, v8 p56-71 Apr 2013
The current study aims to observe whether individuals who engaged in table-top role playing game (TRPG) were more creative. Participants total 170 (52 TRPG players, 54 electronic role playing game (ERPG) players and 64 Non-players) aged from 19 to 63. In the current study, an online questionnaire is used, adopting the verbal subtests of Wallach-Kogan Creativity Tests and the McCrae and Costa Big Five Personality Inventory. It is found that TRPG players score higher in divergent thinking tests. Priming and instruction giving methods lower the performance of all participants, in particular, when the instruction is memory provoking. ERPG players score lowest among the three groups. TRPG could be regarded as a form of improvisation. It could also be a preferable activity for the promotion of creativity. It is low cost and no formal setting is required to play. Many ERPGs are originated from TRPGs, therefore, with the popularity of ERPG, there should be advantages in promoting TRPG. (Contains 4 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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