Divergent Thinking in Psychology: Definition & Examples


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Divergent thinking is a useful strategy to:

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1. A cornerstone of divergent thinking is generating _____ possible solution(s).

2. _____ is probably the most widely used method of divergent thinking among groups.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does divergent thinking entail, and how is it used? You'll need to answer these and other questions about divergent thinking in order to pass this multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on the following:

  • The purpose of divergent thinking
  • A goal of divergent thinking
  • A common method of divergent thinking for a group
  • An example of divergent thinking
  • What type of thinking contrasts with divergent thinking

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on divergent thinking in psychology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the usefulness of divergent thinking and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast types of thinking

Additional Learning

To continue studying this psychology concept, review the accompanying lesson called Divergent Thinking in Psychology: Definition, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Types of thinking and their purposes
  • Examples of divergent thinking for groups and individuals
  • Solving problems