Intergenerational transmission of creativity : interrelations of parent creativity, child creativity, and home environment
Knapp, Amanda Therese
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The heritability of creativity is explored in this study. Not since Galton (1869) has the intergenerational transmission of creativity been examined. The sample included 44 parent/child pairs recruited in the Torrance Center Challenge Summer Program. The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) was used to measure creativity levels in parents and children. Parents completed a parent perception questionnaire, measuring home environment, talent, and mental and behavioral potential for creativity of parents and children. Results suggest that 15% of creativity may be inherited. Results of analysis of parent and child TTCT scores showed no similarity between creativity scores, except in the raw scores for fluency, an important subscale of the TTCT, which seems to be inherited. There was no similarity between the parental report of parent and child creative potential. There was no similarity between the parental report of home environment and child creativity level, suggesting questionable environmental influence.
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