Alternative Uses Task

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Alternative Uses Task

A measure of creativity in which participants list alternative uses for common objects as designed by Guilford (1967).
Duration: 10 minutes
(Requires Inquisit Lab)
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2024, 4:07PM


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Guilford,J.P.(1967). Creativity: yesterday, today and tomorrow. J. Creat.Behav. 1, 3–14.

Dewhurst, Thorley, Hammond, & Ormerod. (2011). Convergent, but not divergent, thinking predicts susceptibility to associative memory illusions. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(1), 73-76.

Storm, Benjamin C., & Patel, Trisha N. (2014). Forgetting as a Consequence and Enabler of Creative Thinking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40(6), 1594-1609.

Claire E Stevenson, & Carsten De Dreu. (2014). Training creative cognition: Adolescence as a flexible period for improving creativity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(NA), NA.

Kleibeuker, S., Stevenson, C., Van der Aar, L., Overgaauw, S., Van Duijvenvoorde, A., & Crone, E. (2016). Training in the Adolescent Brain: An fMRI Training Study on Divergent Thinking. Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, 2016.

Hao, Ku, Liu, Hu, Bodner, Grabner, & Fink. (2016). Reflection enhances creativity: Beneficial effects of idea evaluation on idea generation. Brain and Cognition, 103, 30-37.