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Author BRUNER, MARISA LOFTIS
Title THE EFFECTS OF HUMOR, CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING, AND RELAXATION ON DIVERGENT THINKING
Descript 77 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 48-10, Section: A, page: 2575
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Mississippi State University, 1987
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether there was a significant difference in creativity scores as measured by the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) following three different treatments with gender as a control variable. The treatments were exposure to humor, creative problem solving, and relaxation. The treatments were presented in a posttest only, 2 x 3 factorial design. Each treatment was presented 25 min prior to the TTCT being administered. The experimental hypotheses were tested for significance by a 2 x 3 factorial analysis of variance. The main effects of treatment were found to be significant in all dimensions of creativity on the TTCT. The only significant main effect of gender was evident only in the elaboration dimension. There were no interaction effects of treatment and gender. The Scheffe Multiple Comparison Test confirmed these findings. Overall, the subjects who were presented with creative problem solving scored significantly higher on the TTCT than did those presented with humor or relaxation. Therefore, it was concluded that the results of this study support previous findings that have measured the effects of creative problem solving on divergent thinking
School code: 0132
DDC
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 48-10A
Subject Education, Educational Psychology
0525
Alt Author Mississippi State University
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