College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

The Measurement of Creativity by the Stroop Color and Word Test

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1975

Keywords

Adolescent, Creativity, Evaluation Studies as Topic, Personality Assessment, Personality Tests

Publication Title

Journal of Personality Assessment

ISSN

0022-3891

Volume

39

Issue/No.

5

Abstract

The development of a valid and reliable measure of creativity has been a challenging problem to psychologists. Gamble and Kellner (1968) have suggested that the Stroop Color and Word Test (SCWT) might be such a measure. The advantages of the Stroop include that it tests basic processes, is stable over long periods of time, and is easy to administer and score. The present study investigated the relationship of the Stroop to three independent measures of creativity: a verbal task, a nonverbal task, and ratings by teachers. In all cases a significant relationship was found between these measures and the Stroop interference score. A concept of creativity as a basic underlying process is discussed by the author as well as implications for further research.

DOI

10.1207/s15327752jpa3905_9