Note: Bankers vs. artists

Note

How did the artists differ from the bank officers in the study by Edward Necka and Teresa Hlawacz?

Bank officers were about as good at divergent thinking - a component of creativity involving the ability to generate many different possibilities - as the general population, whereas artists were amazingly good at generating original pictures and words.

In fact, artists were almost off the charts. Disparate, strange and sometimes contradictory ideas flourished.


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