Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creativity Tests

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_19

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Introduction

Over the past half century, numerous creativity tests have become available and several have earned scholarly confidence in their reliability and validity. Researchers developed these tests because of growing interest in creativity and because of limitations with non-testing methods for judging creativity. There are three main categories of testing for creative potential: (1) Creative Climate Tests, questionnaires that evaluate Creative Climate (the psychological and physical environment and biographical backgrounds of individuals that is conducive to creativity), (2) Creative Attitudes Tests, inventories based on studies of the personalities and attitudes of creative individuals and that evaluate personality, creative motivation, and creative interests, and (3) Creative Thinking Tests, assessments in which participants freely list all of their ideas they can think of in response to...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The College of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.Christopher Newport UniversityNewport NewsUSA