Ellis Paul Torrance

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Ellis Paul Torrance (October 8, 1915[2] – July 12, 2003) was an American psychologist best known for his research in creativity.

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Ellis Paul Torrance
Born(1915-10-08)8 October 1915
Died12 July 2003(2003-07-12) (aged 87)
Academic background
Alma materMercer University
University of Minnesota
University of Michigan
Academic work
Main interestsIntelligence and creativity
Notable ideasTorrance Tests of Creative Thinking
Threshold hypothesis

After completing his undergraduate degree at Mercer University, Torrance acquired a Master's degree at the University of Minnesota and then a doctorate from the University of Michigan. His teaching career spanned from 1957 to 1984. First, he taught at the University of Minnesota and then later at the University of Georgia, where he became professor of Educational Psychology in 1966.

Torrance's major accomplishments include 1,871 publications: 88 books; 256 parts of books or cooperative volumes; 408 journal articles; 538 reports, manuals, tests, etc.; 162 articles in popular journals or magazines; 355 conference papers; and 64 forewords or prefaces.[3] He also created the Future Problem Solving Program International, the Incubation Curriculum Model, and the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking.