Award Date

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Sean Lane

Number of Pages

32

Abstract

The effects of aging on creativity using a laboratory task involving combining assigned parts and categories into novel and practical items was explored. Older adults demonstrated equivalent creativity to that of young adults. Measures of working memory and processing speed were also administered. Older adults did not perform as well as younger adults. Results indicate that reducing the demands on processing capacity enables older adults to perform as well as younger adults on creativity tasks.

Keywords

Age; Changes; Creativity; Exploring; Related

Controlled Subject

Cognitive psychology; Developmental psychology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1054.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/kw06-bb34


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