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NAKANO, Tatiana de Cássia et al. Thinking and creating styles in students of Humanities and Social Sciences Applied areas: differences by gender and course. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.3, pp. 120-134. ISSN 1516-3687.

The assessment of styles of thinking and creating can provide important information about the preferences of individuals and their behavior. The aim of this study was to investigate styles of thinking and creating on undergraduate students according course of origin and gender. The sample was compounded by 439 students (79 men and 360 women) studying Administration and Psychology courses, ages between 18 and 55. The scale "Styles of Thinking and Creating" of Wechsler was administered collectively. The results of Analysis of Variance indicated that the variables gender and course didn't have a significant influence on the styles, only the interaction between these variables in relation to the relational-divergent style. The findings indicate the need for further studies on the styles of thinking and creating involving more students to obtain knowledge about the cognitive preferences and behavior preferences of Brazilian undergradutates.

Keywords : Cognition; Creativity; College students; Personality traits; Divergent thinking.

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