Assessing creativity independently of language: A language-independent remote associate task (LI-RAT).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Most creativity measures are either complex or language-dependent, hindering cross-cultural creativity assessment. We have therefore developed and tested a simple, language-independent insight task based on pictures in the style of the widely used verbal remote associate task (RAT). We demonstrate that the language-independent RAT (LI-RAT) allows assessment of different aspects of insight across large samples with different languages. It also correlates with other creativity and general problem-solving tasks. The entire stimulus set, including its preliminary normative data, is made freely available. This information can be used to select items based on accuracy, mean solution time, likelihood to produce an insight, or conceptual and perceptual similarity between the pictures per item.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becker, M; Cabeza, R

Published Date

  • March 10, 2022

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 35274196

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1554-3528

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1554-351X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3758/s13428-021-01773-5


  • eng