Friday, July 16, 2010

quick links -again

From Marginal Revolution:
Nobody would argue that Torrance’s tasks, which have become the gold standard in creativity assessment, measure creativity perfectly. What’s shocking is how incredibly well Torrance’s creativity index predicted those kids’ creative accomplishments as adults. Those who came up with more good ideas on Torrance’s tasks grew up to be entrepreneurs, inventors, college presidents, authors, doctors, diplomats, and software developers. The correlation to lifetime creative accomplishment was more than three times stronger for childhood creativity than childhood IQ.

A two part (one, two) series on using psychological techniques to improve your creativity.

Interviews with 22 Nobel Laureates in physiology, chemistry, medicine and physics as well as Pulitzer Prize winning writers and other artists has found a surprising similarity in their creative processes (Rothenberg, 1996).


Surprises Aplenty said...

Creativity test

Surprises Aplenty said...

I just searched "Torrance's tasks" on google and found
nineteen of the top twenty results used the phrase, "Nobody would argue that Torrance's tasks, which have become the gold standard". As you may note, I too used the phrase, but I am not in the top twenty.