Can Traditional Divergent Thinking Tests Be Trusted in Measuring and Predicting Real-World Creativity?

  title={Can Traditional Divergent Thinking Tests Be Trusted in Measuring and Predicting Real-World Creativity?},
  author={Liang Zeng and R. Proctor and G. Salvendy},
  journal={Creativity Research Journal},
  pages={24 - 37}
  • Liang Zeng, R. Proctor, G. Salvendy
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Creativity Research Journal
  • Derived from the psychometric tradition of creativity research, divergent thinking (DT) tests are the major instrument for measuring people's creative potential. Although still prevalent, DT testing has received substantial criticism of its validity and practical value. This article focuses on the issue of how to reliably and validly assess and predict people's real-world creative potential. Based on reviews of the literatures on the concept of creativity, creative thinking process, the… CONTINUE READING
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