The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking were used to measure figural and verbal creativity in a control group and in a group that subsequently learned the Transcendental Meditation technique.
On the post-test 5 months later, the TM group scored significantly higher on figural originality and flexibility and on verbal fluency.
Research reference 1: “The Transcendental Meditation technique and creativity: A longitudinal study of Cornell University undergraduates”, published by the Journal of Creative Behavior 13: 169-190, 1979.
Research reference 2: “A psychological investigation into the source of the effect of the Transcendental Meditation technique”, (Ph.D. dissertation, York University) published in Dissertations Abstracts International 38, 7-B: 3372-3373, 1978.
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