ERIC Number: EJ1088591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Working in Dyads and Alone: Examining Process Variables in Solving Insight Problems
Tidikis, Viktoria; Ash, Ivan K.
Creativity Research Journal, v25 n2 p189-198 2013
This study investigated the effects of working in dyads and their associated gender composition on performance (solution rate and time) and process variables (number of impasses, number of passed solutions, and number of problem solving suggestions and interactions) in a set of classic insight problem solving tasks. Two types of insight problems were used: multiple moves available (MMA) and few moves available (FMA) problems. The results showed no effects on number of problems solved or solving time, but group and gender composition effects emerged when looking at process variables such as number of impasses, time to impasse, number of passed solutions, number of problem solving suggestions, and number of interactions between dyad members. Results support prior evidence that process loss in creative problem solving may be due to differences in interpersonal interactions during group problem solving that do not necessarily affect overall problem solving success.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Problem Solving, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Experiments, Sexual Identity, Interaction, Creative Development, Creativity, Comparative Analysis, Interrater Reliability, Correlation, Gender Differences, Intuition
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia