Effects of a systematic program of exercise on selected measures of creativity

Percept Mot Skills. 1985 Feb;60(1):53-4. doi: 10.2466/pms.1985.60.1.53.


23 co-ed students ran for 20 min. for 16 sessions. During the first and last class sessions, before running, they and a control group, were tested on 3 measures of creative thinking (verbal adaptability, diversity and originality). After the exercise sessions there were small but significant gains in measures of Remote Consequences and Alternate Uses.

MeSH terms

  • Creativity*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Education and Training
  • Physical Exertion*
  • Running