Maciej Karwowski

Instytut Psychologii i Wspomagania Rozwoju Człowieka

Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. M. Grzegorzewskiej, Warszawa


The attempt has been undertaken to look at intuition from two perspectives - as cognitive style, and cognitive capacity - intuitional intelligence. On the theoretical basis of Jung's theory and cognitive psychology research was made assumption that it's reliable to talk about intuitionists, and rationalists as about types with differences in reception data from around and style of behavior. After research with using new Polish computerized test LIZ (in English version - LIG) intuitionists were divided into intuitics (intuitionists effective in problem solving) and guessers (non-effective intuitionists). Rationalists were divided into logicians (rationalists effective in problem solving) and weak (non-effective rationalists). The goal of empirical analysis was to wide characteristic of these types in terms of academic intelligence level, emotional intelligence, and creative abilities and attitude, and school results. In research following tests were used: Urban and Jellen TCT-DP (Urban, 1996) to measure creative abilities, Popek KANH questionnaire to measure creative attitudes, Schutte, Malouffa, and Hall (2000) INTE questionnaire to measure emotional intelligence, Advanced Raven Matrix Scale (Raven, Court, Raven, 1983) to measure academic intelligence.

Results shows that rationalists have higher level of academic, and emotional intelligence and better school results. But comparison of intuitics and logicians - effective types among intuitionists and rationalists shows that significant differences are just in case of school results. Intuition - understood as a style, and ability doesn't correlate with creative abilities, but intuitics are less algorithmic in thinking. Further implications of results are discussed.

Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 23.03.2007, godz. 13:26 - Ewelina Soszyńska