Two studies investigated the validity of the Remote
Associates Test (RAT) in predicting productivity
in brainstorming groups. In Study 1 groups of
high and low RAT scorers discussed two problems
relevant to social concerns (energy conservation,
rape prevention). In Study 2 Alternate Uses and
Consequences problems were discussed by groups
composed of heterogeneous RAT scorers. In each
study the RAT was significantly related to fluency,
flexibility, and originality of ideas generated by
group members, with these effects appearing consistently
across problems. In addition, Study 2 indicated
that the RAT relationships to creativity indices
were independent of verbal intelligence. Preliminary
data were also gathered regarding RAT relationships
to idea generation while working individually
and to the potential value of the Marlowe-
Crowne Scale as a predictor of brainstorming productivity.
Forbach, Gary B & Evans, Ronald G. (1981). The Remote Associates Test as a predictor of productivity in brainstorming groups. Applied Psychological Measurement, 5, 333-339. doi:10.1177/014662168100500306
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The Remote Associates Test as a predictor of productivity in brainstorming groups.
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