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Preference for Complexity and Asymmetry Contributes to Elaboration in Divergent Thinking

Creativity Research Journal. 2019. Vol. 31. No. 3. P. 342-348.

The study continues the exploration of the contribution of creative perception to creative potential. Creative potential was operationalized as divergent thinking and measured by the Abbreviated Torrance Test for Adults. Creative perception was operationalized as a preference for complexity and asymmetry and was assessed by a standard Barron-Welsh Art Scale. Sixty-five undergraduate college students participated in the study. Preference for complexity and asymmetry was found to make a measurable contribution to the elaboration trait of divergent thinking. This finding suggests that in addition to the process, product, person, place, persuasion, and potential perspectives, creativity construct can be evaluated from the standpoint of creative perception.