IQ is on the Rise, but Creative Thinking Scores are Decreasing

October 24, 2013

Research is shows that IQ is on the rise, but creative thinking scores are decreasing significantly, especially in Kindergarten-3rd graders, since 1990.  Home is a stronger influence than school for young children so it makes sense that creativity is mostly influenced at home.

Psychological safety and freedom (Rogers, 1954) are two external conditions which foster three internal conditions  – internal locus of evaluation, openness to experiences, and the ability to toy with elements and concepts –  which are theoretically required for curiosity. (Kim, Kyung. “The Creativity Crisis: The Decrease in Creative Thinking Scores on the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking.”)Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack

As parents, what can we do to help our children experience psychological freedom and safety?  The hints are in the three internal conditions for curiosity and may be encouraged by openness to experience, possibility thinking, listening and allowing for child-led activities and responses.  Provided everyone is safe, before we jump in, interfere, prohibit or punish we can ask ourselves:  “what’s the worst that can happen?”  And also “what is to be gained / lost?”

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