Title

The Effect of Minecraft on Creativity

Author(s)

Hugh Willcox

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether playing Minecraft actually makes you more creative. The subjects were asked to take the creativity test provided by Northwestern University to establish a base indicator of how creative the subject was without having played Minecraft. The hypothesis was….The average score for the base indicator was 36.7. Subjects then played Minecraft for 30 minutes. After playing Minecraft they were asked to take the creativity test again, this time with an average score of 56.03. The subjects then played Minecraft for another hour, taking the test when they were done. The average score after the second session was 63.13. The subjects then did a third session of Minecraft that lasted for 2 hours, and took the creativity test when they were done. The average score for the test after the third session was 74.43. There were uncontrollable variables such as what the subject decided to do with their world as they played Minecraft, whether they decided to build structures or whether they decided to fight, both require creative thinking. The conclusion of this experiment was that Playing Minecraft does in fact make you more creative, and the more time that you play the more creative you become. The results of this study support this hypothesis.

Location

Furman Hall 207

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 9:00 AM

The Effect of Minecraft on Creativity

Furman Hall 207

The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether playing Minecraft actually makes you more creative. The subjects were asked to take the creativity test provided by Northwestern University to establish a base indicator of how creative the subject was without having played Minecraft. The hypothesis was….The average score for the base indicator was 36.7. Subjects then played Minecraft for 30 minutes. After playing Minecraft they were asked to take the creativity test again, this time with an average score of 56.03. The subjects then played Minecraft for another hour, taking the test when they were done. The average score after the second session was 63.13. The subjects then did a third session of Minecraft that lasted for 2 hours, and took the creativity test when they were done. The average score for the test after the third session was 74.43. There were uncontrollable variables such as what the subject decided to do with their world as they played Minecraft, whether they decided to build structures or whether they decided to fight, both require creative thinking. The conclusion of this experiment was that Playing Minecraft does in fact make you more creative, and the more time that you play the more creative you become. The results of this study support this hypothesis.