The Role of Visual Abilities and Cognitive Style in Artistic and Scientific Creativity of Singaporean Secondary School Students

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We have just completed a 3 year project funded by the National Institute of Education, Singapore, with the help of Evergreen and Edgefield secondary schools. The results of the project are published in the Journal of Creative Behaviour.

Our findings suggest that domain-specific visual creativity begins developing concurrently with corresponding types of visual abilities and cognitive style, and that socio-cultural influences, as reflected by cognitive style, also affect the development of creative performance in a specific domain, beyond abilities.