Divergent thinking

Guilford Alternative Uses Task

Wallas and Kogan  

Torrance Test of Creative Thinking


Convergent thinking

Insight Problems

Remotes Associations Task


Artistic assessments

Barron-Welsh Art Scale


Self assessment

Khatena-Torrance Creative Perception Inventory

How Do You Think

Things Done on Your Own

The Creativity Behavior Inventory


Creative Attitude Survey

Statement of Past Activities


Gough Personality Scale


Other Assessment

Creativity Assessment Packet

Preschool and Kindergarten Interests Descriptors

Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students



Creativity Test: NEO PI-R (Openness section) (Costa & McRae, 1992)
(For more information, contact Gayle Dow, Indiana University)

The NEO is a 240 item personality test that provides information on five key components:  Neuroticism, Extraversion/Introversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness.  The Openness component is employed to evaluate creativity.

The Openness component of the NEO contains 45 items comprised of questions dealing with

  1. Fantasy,
  2. Aesthetics,
  3. Feelings,
  4. Actions,
  5. Ideas, and
  6. Values



A similar item found on the NEO Openness is

I sometimes have wild ideas

Strongly   Disagree Disagree    Neutral Agree Strongly Agree



To administer the NEO you must have completed an advanced level university course in psychological testing or assessment

Costa, P. T., Jr., & McCrae, R. R (1992). Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI-RTM) and NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI): Professional manual. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.

Also see similar tests:

How Do You Think

The Creativity Behavior Inventory


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For more information about this course, e-mail:cjbonk@indiana.edu, E-Learning Professor Curtis J. Bonk,
Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington.

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