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Tests of Originality and Creativity

Below is information about tests of originality and creativity administered in the 16 data sets in the IPSR archives. If you are interested in other kinds of information, click the link above to return to the archives overview and then follow the link to the information of interest.

Name of data set Guilford Tests of Creativity Barron-Welsh Art Scale Mosaic Productions Test Semantic Differential Knapp Tartan Test Symbolic Equivalents (Barron) Knapp Metaphor Test Word Association Test Other originality and creativity measures
Air Force Officers yes yes Word Rearrangement Test
Architects I yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Architects II yes yes yes yes
Architects III yes yes yes yes
Architectural Firm Match Problems; Unusual uses yes yes yes yes Architectural Firm Consequences
College Sophomores I yes yes
College Sophomores II yes yes
Doctoral Candidates-Fall yes yes
Doctoral Candidates-Spring yes Basic Good Taste
Irish Managers yes yes
Medical School Applicants yes yes yes Word Writing Test
Medical School Seniors yes yes Remote Associates Test (Mednick)
Research scientists yes yes yes yes yes New Scientific Uses Test; Scientific Incomplete Sentences Test; Suggestibility Experiment
Senior honors students in engineering yes yes yes yes yes New Scientific Uses Test; Scientific Incomplete Sentences Test; Suggestibility Experiment
Women Law Students yes
Women Mathematicians Match Problems; Consequences; Unusual uses yes yes yes yes yes yes

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