Divergent thinking

Guilfords 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: Barron-Welsh Art Scale
(For more information, contact Gayle Dow, Indiana University)


The Barron-Welsh Art Scale is a Freudian based assessment in which the examiner is asked to draw images.  The images are then scored on scales that contain primary processes such as ego functioning and libidinal drives such as symbolization and substitution.  The scales also contains personal style and social attitudes.


           low (on left)            and           high (on right) creativity



A manual is provided to determine scoring on various scales


Although anyone can administer the Barron-Welsh Art Scale, a certain degree of experience with test giving and with primary processes and their relation to creativity is recommended..

To purchase the Barron-Welsh Art Scale see http://www.mindgarden.com/products/bwass.htm


Also see

To familiarize yourself with Freudian Primary Processes:

Bergquist, C (2004). A comparative view of creativity theories: psychoanalytic, behavioristic, and humanistic.




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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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