The Validity of Tests of Creative Thinking In Seven Year Old Children

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Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (CGU)

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Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences


The purpose of the present study is to ascertain whether or not the Wallach and Kogan creativity tests are predictive of creative extracurricular achievements in seven-year old children. For this validation, a checklist of creative activities was employed as a criterion. It was compiled by Torrance (1965) and used with third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade pupils. This list contains items pertaining to creative writing and composition, writing and reading, dramatics, life sciences, physical sciences, social studies, arts and crafts, and games.

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