An exploratory study of a color association exercise for the assessment of verbal creative ability

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Morris F. Britt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kendon Smith

Abstract: A Color Association Exercise (CAE) was devised to assess verbal creative ability. Four scales were developed for utilization with the CAE: Originality, Abstraction, Fluency, and Elaboration. When administered to 173 adolescent students, the Color Association Exercise appeared to have only moderate potential as an assessment technique for verbal creative ability. Abstraction and Elaboration scores were positively related to English compositional ability. Correlations, however, although statistically significant, were not sufficiently high for the CAE to be of immediate practical value. The Revised Art Scale (RAS) of the Welsh Figure Preference Test was administered to the same students, and it was found that cognitive predisposition for complexity in figures, as measured by that scale, was not related to verbal creative ability or skill in language usage such as theme writing.

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Language: English
Date: 1967

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