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The Torrance Test of Creative Thinking is a good place to start. It scores for fluency (number of responses) as well as originality (statistical rarity of responses) and elaboration (level of detail) on a variety of different tasks. The validity of the TTCT has been examined with several long-term studies, so there is a fair amount of data on its ...


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Although the idea that IQ only enables creativity "up to IQ 120" (repeated in pop-psych books such as those of Gladwell etc.), large scale studies of giftedness clearly show the correlation of IQ and creativity continues even into the very highest extremes of ability. IQ is linearly related to creative achievement across the range (Wai et al., 2005). A ...


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The question combines concepts of motivation, IQ, and effects of study over time. There is a modest (r=.3) correlation between IQ and openness to experience, which makes brighter people also more interested in a range of topics. In addition, higher IQ leads to learning about areas that an individual is not much motivated towards: This is why general ...



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