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Author Lim, Alex F., author.
Title The effects of cognitive flexibility training on creativity / by Alex F. Lim.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2013.

 Electronic Book  BF77 .Z95 2013 L56eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 59 pages) : illustrations, color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
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Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-46).
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 8, 2013).
Summary The present study aimed to investigate whether varying levels of cognitive flexibility training could improve flexible thinking and lead to greater ideational fluency and creative performance on subsequent brainstorming tasks. In the present study, by manipulating the level of cognitive flexibility, participants (N = 73) were randomly separated into two groups (Low and High Flexibility groups). The cognitive flexibility puzzle-task training session was followed by a brainstorming task to examine the effects of training on subsequent brainstorming tasks. Results from the experiment suggest that the cognitive flexibility training was not sufficient to produce significant differences between the Low and High Flexibility groups on measures of creativity. Despite the lack of evidence to support the hypotheses, future studies and implications are discussed.
Subject Creative ability -- Psychological aspects.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Psychology.
OCLC number 855545349