Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science




Dr. Tony Vernon

Second Advisor

Dr. Sampo Paunonen


The study examined intuition and its relations with intelligence and creativity. Based on anecdotal evidence and past empirical research, it was hypothesized that measures of intuition, including implicit learning, would be related to each other. Furthermore, two hypotheses were explored: First, individual differences in creativity can be predicted by intelligence and intuition, and second, individual differences in intelligence can be predicted by creativity and intuition. Sixty eight participants completed various measures of intuition, an implicit learning task, and tests of creativity and intelligence. Self-report measures of intuition correlated with each other, but not with measures of implicit learning. Some limited support for the first hypothesis was found, but support for the second hypothesis was stronger. Measures of intuition, in combination with measures of creativity, were able to predict intelligence to a significant degree. Several other relationships were also examined. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.



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