SVIBOR - Project code: 6-06-275


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Project code: 6-06-275

Realizing Conditions for Creative Production in Non-Selected Groups of Subjects

Main researcher: ANDRILOVIĆ, VLADIMIR (76870)

Type of research: applied
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 12/31/94.

Papers on project (total): 5
Institution name: Filozofski fakultet - Pedagogijske znanosti, Zagreb (131)
Department/Institute: Institute for educational research
Address: Savska 77
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0) 01 537-222
Fax: 385 (0) 01 533-342

Summary: A "fluency of ideas test" (divergent production) was applied to 4 groups of the subjects (age: 10, 15, 20 and 25-56 years). The task was to enumerate as many as possible ways in which a walking-stick and half-empty match box can be used. The time allowed was: 2x2, 2x4, 2x6, 2x8 and 2x10 minutes. Some of the subjects were given only the names of the objects, while the others were given also visual presentations. The results: when very short time for enumerating was allowed the oldest subjects were the best; the longer the time allowed the better were the results of younger subjectss (especially if the objects were only given by name). The highest results was obtained by years old subjects with 2x10 minutes and visual presentation. The most original ideas appear with 2x10 minutes.

Keywords: wCreative (divergent) production, non-selected groups, realizing conditions

Research goals: The mainobjective of the project is to test some possibilites for creative potentialities development with the people note speceally known to be creative. Well, 1) whether conditions changing (lasting of divergent production and visual versusnon-visual presentation of well-known objects) can influence the result, and how these changes influence people of various age,and 2) to find out whether divergent production can be trained (improved) by a simple method (frequent production at various circum stances). According to Epstein's (generativity) theory of creativity, an improvement is expected. The data ob tained so farsay that changing of the conditions for divergent production appears to be more use ful to younger subjects than the elders.

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