Divergent Thinking

Divergent Thinking

I'm always game for scientific measurements of knowledge and creativity. This latest online test measures your verbal creativity and divergent thinking. It is making the rounds on Twitter today so I thought I'd give it a shot. Here are my results after my test.

https://www.datcreativity.com

The Divergent Association Task is a quick measure of verbal creativity and divergent thinking, the ability to generate diverse solutions to open-ended problems. The task involves thinking of 10 words that are as different from each other as possible. For example, the words cat and dog are similar, but the words cat and book are not. People who are more creative tend to generate words that have greater distances between them. These distances are inferred by examining how often the words are used together in similar contexts. Still, this task measures only a sliver of the complex process of creativity.

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