Creativity and risk-taking in young children

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Shirley Peeler Ritchie (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nancy White

Abstract: The purpose of this research study was to examine self-assessment of risk-taking attitudes of young children in relationship to IQ and creativity ratings by teachers. A model of identification for young, gifted children was proposed which gave equal weight to cognitive, affective, and creative traits. Risk-taking was included in the model as an important means of assessing affective traits of creativity. Review of literature examined traditional measures of giftedness and the relationship of these measures to divergent or creative thinking. Prior research studies established creativity as a separate entity from IQ and teachers' attitudes toward risk-taking or non-conforming behavior of students as more negative than their attitudes toward conforming students. Risk-taking was established as a motivating drive in creativity.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
Creative ability in children
Risk-taking (Psychology)

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