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The Creativity Quotient: An Objective Scoring of Ideational Fluency

Snyder, Allan; Mitchell, D John; Bossomaier, Terry; Pallier, Gerry


A classical test for accessing the potential creativity of an individual is based on ideational fluency, where a person is asked to generate all possible uses for a familiar item like apiece of paper. In scoring the results, it is intuitive that the suggested uses should not be weighted equally. Those suggested in radically different categories are "worth more" than those suggested within the same category only. We used information theory to derive a simple mathematical expression for a more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Creativity Research Journal


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