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ERIC Number: EJ818539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Understanding Individual Problem-Solving Style: A Key to Learning and Applying Creative Problem Solving
Treffinger, Donald J.; Selby, Edwin C.; Isaksen, Scott G.
Learning and Individual Differences, v18 n4 p390-401 2008
More than five decades of research and development have focused on making the Creative Problem Solving process and tools accessible across a wide range of ages and contexts. Recent evidence indicates that when individuals, in both school and corporate settings, understand their own style of problem solving, they are able to learn and apply process tools more effectively, and when teams appreciate the styles of their individual members, their problem solving efforts are enhanced. We summarize recent studies and report new data supporting the conclusion that individual style differences provide an important key to understanding the interaction of person, process, product, and press when managing change. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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