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Problem-solving styles are consistent individual differences in the ways people prefer to deal with new ideas, manage change, and respond effectively to complex, open-ended opportunities and challenges.
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Berkeley Experimental Problem Solving Tests
Covington, M. V.; Crutchfield, R. S., ; Davis, L. B.
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Contact Author (Covington)
Dr. Martin V. Covington, Psychology Department University of California at Berkeley.
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Defines creativity primarily in relation to openness and searching for many unusual ideas in the context of problem solving.
Experimental measures to provide data about students’ actual performance when presented with open-ended, ambiguous problems. Designed originally for use in evaluating the effectiveness of the Productive Thinking Program
Generating Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas
Experimental Tasks— No separate manual developed.
Content validity for use in evaluating the Productive Thinking program; no external validation evidence for other uses.
No data available.
The tasks may provide useful information if applied within the context of training students to deal with open-ended problems.
No data available regarding interpretation of individual scores.