Psychology of learning mathematics
PLM - Notes - 1/2/00
Library of North Devon District Hospital
Convergence & Divergence
Laura E. Beck (1991) "Child Development" 2nd ed., Allyn & Bacon, Boston
"Among the general population of children, IQ and divergent thinking show
only a low positive correlation (Kogan, 1983; Torrance 1976)"
- Uses for common objects
- Instances of a particular class of objects
- Scored for
- ideational fluency
- Number of different ideas
- originality or unusualness
- Verbal & Figural
- Page of circles
"Comparisons of identical and fraternal twins reveal that genetic influences
on divergent thinking are extremely weak (Pezzullo, Thorson, & Madaus (1972)
American Educational Research Journal, 9, pp.539-546)"
Peter K. Smith & Helen Cowie (1991) "Understanding children's development",
Also quotes Guilford, Torrance (1972), and gives the page of circles test
for divergent thinking.
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