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Most often ideational fluency, ideational originality, and ideational flexibility are used. Several aspects of this model should be emphasized. First is that the flexibility that was just mentioned may be particularly useful in creative thinking, given what was said earlier about functional fi xity. Flexibility will help the individual avoid ruts and fi xity. In addition to ideational flexibility, there is also a benefit to flexibility as manifested in the use of a “wide repertoire of cognitive styles” (Guastello et al.

It may also explain a sudden closure, such as the ones seen in tasks of gestalt perceptions. indd 27 11/3/2006 11:46:12 AM 28 1 ᭿ COGNITION AND CREATIVIT Y Bowers et al. (1990) developed two tasks of intuition. First is the dyads of triads task (DOT). The second is the Waterloo gestalt closure task. A third task is the accumulated clues task or ACT. The ACT contains sixteen items, each with a clue word that is an associate of the solution word. The last measure was a faith in intuition self report scale.

Apparently, approximately half of the children at around age 9 experience this fourth-grade slump in original thinking. Slumps in creativity also have been described as reflections of U-shaped development. 1 U-shaped developmental trajectory. , Johnson 1985, in the chapter by Tannebaum). 1. A word of caution: Stages imply general tendencies, if not universals, but it is unwise to predict an individual’s stage of development based on his or her chronological age. We develop at different rates, and are not entirely consistent with our conformity or nonconformity and conventionality and nonconventionality.

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