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Title: Divergent thinking and ADHD : a systematic review
Author: Merwood, Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0004 5993 8896
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2016
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Objective: ADHD may be associated with enhanced divergent thinking (DT); however, the extent to which this is a consistent finding across empirical studies is unclear. Accordingly, this paper reviews the association between ADHD and DT. Method: A systematic review of case/control studies was completed. There were 179 records identified, of which 10 met inclusion criteria for this review. Results: The majority of studies were of low-to-moderate quality and it was therefore not possible to meta-analyse the results across studies. A narrative review indicated only modest case/control differences in DT and for only some DT domains, specifically for Originality and Flexibility. Conclusions: Overall, these findings indicate that DT is not impaired among individuals with ADHD and is possibly enhanced in the domains of Originality and Flexibility; however these findings are limited by the low quality of included studies. High quality research into ADHD and DT is therefore required in future.
Supervisor: Russell, Ailsa ; Hamilton-Giachritsis, Catherine Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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