Creativity and Intelligence in Preschoolers

  title={Creativity and Intelligence in Preschoolers},
  author={K D Fuchs-Beauchamp and Merle B. Karnes and Lawrence J. Johnson},
  journal={Gifted Child Quarterly},
  pages={113 - 117}
This study examined the relationship between creativity and intelligence in preschoolers. Four hundred and ninety-six children for whom parents were seeking admission to a program for bright or gifted preschoolers in a midwestern city participated. All children were given the Thinking Creatively in Action and Movement Scale; 72 children were given the Slosson Intelligence Test, 354 were given the L-M edition of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, and the remaining 70 children were given the… 

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