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Creativity, c-factor and other factors
During 2008, Dr Vernon Neppe introduced new theoretical ideason exceptional intelligence.
Neppe VM: Intelligence assessment by history taking in child prodigies with adult achievement—the SCHIQ, in International Society for Intelligence Research Conference Book. Decatur, GA, 2008, p 21
He introduced the concept of several new factors in intelligence, particularly applicable to the exceptional individual. This includes a creativity or c-factor which complements current knowledge of g-factor and s-factors of intelligence.
CREATIVITY QUOTIENT AND THE HYPOTHESIZED C FACTOR. Vernon M Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA, BN&NP, DPM, MMed, Director, Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute, Seattle, WA (Adj Full Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, St Louis University, St Louis, MO. www.PNI.org; psyche@PNI.org; 206 527 6289
Whereas purported exceptional IQs certainly measure a high level of accomplishment on certain tests, there is a known lower correlation of the “g factor” at “high IQ” levels: These “convergent IQ tests”, despite being ingenious at times, may not necessarily reflect increased intelligence itself, but a related skill subset.
This is so as creative intelligence (I describe this as the “c factor”) is usually ignored as not easily measurable. This may involve ostensibly divergent skills added to the requisite grounding convergent measures, This results in multiple appropriate creative answers complicating accurate measurement of correct answers in these potentially very exceptional individuals.
THE NEW CONCEPTS DERIVING FROM THE MODEL OF EXCEPTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
CREATIVITY QUOTIENT AND HYPOTHESIZED C FACTOR
In addition to G and S, exceptional intelligence may manifest with high C factor.
This is most easily demonstrated in CAP as Creative manifestations require skill that even adult skilled artisan in that area cannot demonstrate e.g.
Mathematical, Musical, Chess and Science skills are easier to measure.
Literature, verbal and art skills are more difficult to measure.
This is a preliminary theoretical model for genius. This requires far more research.
Hypotheses of new factors in intelligence
Current factors that are well established.
g factor general factor implying highly correlative convergent thought.
s factor specific factor less correlative with convergent thought.
This is in addition to these factors. There is a need for consolidation of other elements.
c factor creative intelligence; Unique, innovation demonstrated in one of several disciplines; convergent thinking; music, mathematics, science, chess are easier to quantitate than art and literature. It is used above in the context of the U for Unique Creativity.
n factor implying nervous system integration of c and e with g and s. Also involves volitional factors of executive function z,
e factor: ego strength with emotional-cognitive functional combinations.
i factor: intuition-inspiration factor
z factor: zeal, energy, motivation, drive, volition, persistence, pursuit, perseverance (here the E for energy), how much does he want it? A factor: achievement pioneering or redirecting cultural comprehensible skills.