Newsweek warns of declining creativity scores, and asks if the trend can be reversed by teaching the skill?

A recent Newsweek article offers a pretty alarming read, in which the key headline is that creativity scores (as measured by Torrance tests) among US children have been declining since 1990. According to the article, it is the scores of younger children—from kindergarten through sixth grade—for whom the decline is “most serious.”

This clearly raises the immediate question of ‘why'? Potential culprits include kids spending more time with TV and video games, vs. engaging in creative activities – and the lack of creativity development in our schools. In short – there’s no concerted, organized effort to nurture creativity.

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