Publication Year

1983

Keywords

Psychology, creativity, performance, college students, instruction

Disciplines

Cognition and Perception | Higher Education | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

The effects of a facilitating model on college students were examined in an experiment on creativity. The predictions were that those modeling a creative experimenter would show more creativity than controls, that those scoring high on the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking would also score high on the Remote Associations Test, and that those who scored high on the Khatena-Torrance Creative Perception Inventory would also score high on the other two measures. The experiment was conducted with students from the University of Redlands placed in two groups of 20 subjects each (10 male, 10 female). The experimental group was given instructions from a facilitating instructor while the control group received regular instructions. Analysis of variance showed significantly higher Torrance elaboration scores and RAT scores for the modeling group. For elaboration, F (1,38)=5.483030; for remote association F (1,39)=4.326845; p

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Psychology

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