The objectives of the study were: (1) To explore the effect of Divergent- Thinking - Processing - Imagery - Exercises (DTPIE) and Synthesis Restructuring - Imagination - Imagery - Exercises (SDIIE) on Creativity and on Academic performance. (2) To investigate the Personality dimensions of Creative individuals. (3) To analyze the effect of parental education and professional background on Creativity. (4) To determine the application of Imagery exercises in a regular classroom situation.
The major findings of the study were: (1) On the total Creativity index all the three Methods of Imagery had positive influence. (2) On academic performance, Mathematics marks improved among low and middle SES groups and both experimental conditions were equally effective. Among middle SES groups, Social Studies marks improved in the DTPIE experimental conditions. (3) Out of the fourteen Personality Traits, it was only Factor B of CPQ that differentiated on Total Creativity Scores. Other Personality Factors were not found to influence Creative performance. (4) The effect of Parental Education indicated that gradual level of Parental Education had some positive effect on Creativity. (5) As regards Professional background of Parents, children whose father was in business had better Total Creativity scores but the mother s profession was not found to have any Impact on the Creativity scores. (6) The dimensions such as Originality, Flexibility and Resistance to premature closure were influenced by combined exercises of DTPIE and SDIIE. The dimensions such as abstractness of title and elaboration did not show improvement due to experimental condition. (7) Imagery exercises or similar activities allowed expression of latent thoughts, imaginations and emotions without any pressure or demand.
Keyword(s): Effect of Imagery, Personality Traits, pre-adolescence