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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1964. Department of Educational Psychology and Measurements.


Copyright 1964, the author. Used by permission.

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The main question of this study concerns the relationship of creativity and achievement in science and related areas. More specifically, does the ingenious person, as determined by certain measures, excel in high school and college science, mathematics and science-related courses?Does the person with two- and three-dimensional visualization abilities, as determined by certain measures, likewise excel in these areas?Also, do the person with reasoning abilities similarly determined excel in these areas?

These questions raise a larger, overarching question predictability:Would knowledge of ingenuity, visualization ability, and reasoning ability aid in predicting achievement in science and related fields in high school and college?

This study used a sample of 97 subjects to answer these questions.This sample was drawn from the Lincoln High School graduating class of 1960.The criterion for selection was completion of at least four semesters at the University of Nebraska.

Advisor: Warren R. Baller