Academic journal article Journal of Secondary Gifted Education

In Memoriam: E. Paul Torrance: October 8, 1915-July 12, 2003

Academic journal article Journal of Secondary Gifted Education

In Memoriam: E. Paul Torrance: October 8, 1915-July 12, 2003

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E. Paul Torrance, "The Creativity Man," was born on a farm in Milledgeville, GA, on October 8, 1915. Due to perceptual difficulties, he was unable to pick cotton quickly or plow a straight line. So, his father advised him to get an education. The world of education was changed forever due to that advice.

Known throughout the world for his work in developing ways to assess and nurture creativity in all human beings, Torrance developed the most widely used tests of creativity, created the Future Problem Solving program, developed the Incubation Model of Teaching, and continued his study of the Minnesota participants in his longitudinal study of creativity. By the time he retired from the University of Georgia as a professor emeritus, he had published 1,117 books, articles, chapters, tests, and book reviews, as well as delivered countless speeches and workshops at national and international sites. After his retirement, he continued to remain prolific, authoring several new books on creativity. Some of his best known books are Guiding Creative Talent, Rewarding Creative Behavior, The Search for Satori and Creativity, The Incubation Model of Teaching, Mentor Relationships, and Why Fly? …

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