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The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is a service, research, and instructional center concerned with the identification and development of creative potential and with gifted and future studies. As part of our goals to investigate, implement, and evaluate techniques for enhancing creative thinking and facilitating national and international systems that support creative development, we also:

  • Conduct research using the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
  • Offer training on the scoring of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
  • Host Duke TIP programs
  • Host a Summer Institute for professional development
  • Host an annual lecture series
  • Host visiting scholars
  • Collaborate with researchers on grant development
  • Train and help implement the Future Problem Solving program
  • Serve as an expert on creativity within and outside the university community

All programs and activities sponsored by the Torrance Center build on the legacy of Dr. E. Paul Torrance, a native Georgian and UGA Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus who was a pioneer in research on the identification and development of creative potential.

Contact Details

  • 123 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • T: 706-542-3237
  • F: 706-583-8207

Director: Sarah Sumners

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Our events

We offer opportunities for children though Duke TIP programs, and for adults through our Summer Institute. We also host the Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards and Bizarre Bazaar.

Torrance's Legacy

Our annual Torrance Lecture celebrates Dr. E. Paul Torrance's legacy. His benchmark assessments for creativity are still used today around the world.

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The Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development is a service, research, and instructional center concerned with the identification and development of creative potential and with gifted and future studies.

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Latest News

Apply for Creativity Awards by Aug. 20

July 12, 2016
Time is running out to submit your entry to the 2016 International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards.

Professor recognized for work on diversity, equity

April 26, 2016
Tarek Grantham received the Student Government Association's Outstanding Professor Recognition Award for his work on diversity and equity issues.

Researchers to develop new measure of creativity

February 19, 2016
Two doctoral students from Plymouth University, United Kingdom are collaborating with gifted education professor Mark Runco on a new study that aims to develop objective methods of creativity measurement.
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Torrance Center Newsletter
A seasonal newsletter highlighting programming and events that promote creativity, innovation, and gifted education.

Upcoming Events

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7–8

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Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Training - Figural

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Duke TIP at UGA

Gifted students have the opportunity to learn not only at an accelerated level but to interact and work with like-minded peers.

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Gifted Parent Support (GPS) at UGA

A series of five workshops designed for parents, grandparents or educators that would like to know more about maximizing the development of the gifted and exceptional children in their lives.

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Torrance Center Summer Institute

Come and explore the principles of creative thinking as a framework for curriculum development, classroom teaching and assessment.

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