Unformatted text preview: little room for imagination or creative thinking like books do. Three types of instruments were used in the testing stage of the study and they include divergent thinking tests, teacher ratings, and inkblot tests. Divergent thinking tests have the testee come up with as many solutions to one open-ended problem as they can. For example, “how many uses can you think of for a shoe?” Teacher ratings involve the child’s teacher coming up with a rating of the child’s creativity in the classroom setting on a pre-set scale. Inkblot tests see what the child can come up with when he or she looks at a blot of ink on the page. The more images the child sees, the more creative he or she is. A group of children were chosen who watched TV compared to those who do not have a television set at home. The study concluded that television was detrimental to a child’s divergent thinking and reduced the level of imagination, fantasy, creativity, and spirituality....
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- Fall '08
- divergent thinking tests, Tom H.A. Van Der Voort, Valkenberg