ERIC Number: EJ624845
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Tradeoffs between Ideas and Structure: Individual versus Group Performance in Creative Problem Solving.
Mumford, Michael D.; Feldman, Jack M.; Hein, Michael B.; Nagao, Dennis J.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v35 n1 p1-23 1st Qtr 2001
This study with 432 college students examined how variables influence the relative performance of groups and individuals on creative problem-solving tasks. Having more ideas available (through a priming manipulation) led to better individual performance. Group performance, however, was enhanced by training appropriate to problem content that allowed for elaboration and refinement of ideas. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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