The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT), described in this entry, are a battery of tests that are designed to assess creative thinking abilities in individuals from kindergarten to adulthood. Published since 1962 by Scholastic Testing Service (STS), the figural and verbal tests are more than tests of divergent thinking. They also assess creative strengths and dispositions that may be expressed through the activities. These strengths and dispositions include humor, resistance to premature closure, and emotional expressiveness, among others. The tests do not measure motivation, skill, temperament, or any number of other factors that play a part in creative productivity. However, the same could be said of other aptitude and achievement measures. IQ tests certainly do not measure motivation to use the intelligence.

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