Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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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.
Age; Changes; Creativity; Exploring; Related
Cognitive psychology; Developmental psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Villa, Diane, "Exploring age-related changes in creativity" (1999). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1032.