RELATIONSHIPS WITH CREATIVE TALENT
There has long been rather general agreement that interpersonal relationships are important both in classroom teaching and in counseling and psychotherapy. Ideas concerning the nature of the good teacherpupil or counselor-counselee relationship and how these relationships can be created are quite divergent, however. Research in both of these areas continues to demonstrate the importance of good relationships in guiding growth, whether we are concerned about growth in personality or growth in the ability to apply principles in mathematics. Some convergence concerning the nature of this relationship is also beginning to develop.
Fiedler's (1950ab) study of the therapeutic relationship provided some extremely important information about good interpersonal relationships in general. Using a Q-technique design with statements concerning rela