“Jamaicanizing” the Mednick Remote Associates Test of Creativity

  title={“Jamaicanizing” the Mednick Remote Associates Test of Creativity},
  author={Marlene A. Hamilton},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={321 - 322}
  • M. Hamilton
  • Published 1 August 1982
  • Psychology
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
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