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Title: One-Year-Olds Think Creatively, Just Like Their Parents
Author(s): Hoicka, Elena
Mowat, Rachael
Kirkwood, Joanne
Kerr, Tiffany
Carberry, Megan
Bijvoet-van den Berg, Simone
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Date Deposited: 19-Sep-2017
Citation: Hoicka E, Mowat R, Kirkwood J, Kerr T, Carberry M & Bijvoet-van den Berg S (2016) One-Year-Olds Think Creatively, Just Like Their Parents. Child Development, 87 (4), pp. 1099-1105.
Abstract: Creativity is an essential human ability, allowing adaptation and survival. Twenty-nine 1-year-olds and their parents were tested on divergent thinking (DT), a measure of creative potential counting how many ideas one can generate. Toddlers' and parents' DT was moderately to highly correlated. Toddlers showed a wide range of DT scores, which were reliable on retesting. This is the first study to show children think divergently as early as 1year. This research also suggests 1-year-olds' DT is related to parents', opening up future research into whether this relationship is due to genetics and/or social learning at its emergence. Understanding DT at its emergence could allow for interventions while neurological development is most plastic, which could improve DT across the life span.
DOI Link: 10.1111/cdev.12531
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hoicka, E., Mowat, R., Kirkwood, J., Kerr, T., Carberry, M. and Bijvoet-van den Berg, S. (2016), One-Year-Olds Think Creatively, Just Like Their Parents. Child Dev, 87: 1099–1105, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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