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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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ALVES, Marta Luísa da Cruz  and  CASTRO, Paulo Francisco de. Assessment of creativity in psychology undergraduate students. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.5, n.1, pp. 25-44. ISSN 2236-6407.

Creativity is an important human faculty in several performance areas, including the work of a psychologist. This article aimed to describe creativity in a group of Psychology undergraduate students in order to verify whether their professional development fosters creative potential. The study comprised 75 students, equally distributed in three groups from the first, fifth and tenth terms, aged 18 to 59, who were submitted to the Verbal TTCT (Torrance Test of Creative Thinking): Thinking Creatively with Words, following technical specifications of this tool. Further to test evaluation, results of the three groups were statistically compared and the main results showed higher creativity index in senior students, mainly regarding Fluency - ability to produce a large number of ideas, and Originality - ability to produce new and infrequent ideas.

Keywords : treatment refusal; depression; occupational health; qualitative investigation.

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