CREATIVITY AND INSIGHT: A STUDY OF CHINESE UNDERGRADUATES IN MACAU

Abstract

Most studies treat insight as an important unconscious process geared toward the generation of creative solutions to problems, but ignore the fact that creativity can be manifested in at least two distinct forms: verbal and figural. The purpose of the current study, therefore, was to investigate the relationship between insight and verbal and figural creativity. Participants were 108 Chinese second-year undergraduates in Macau. The results indicted that no significant correlations were found between insight and verbal and figural creativity. The hierarchical regression was also nonsignificant, which suggests that verbal and figural creativity can not predict insight. Extreme caution, however, should be exercised in the interpretation of these results, due to several identified limitations.

Keywords: Chinese students, Creativity, figural creativity, insight, verbal creativity


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