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ERIC Number: EJ945938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0175
Close Associations and Memory in Brainwriting Groups
Coskun, Hamit
Journal of Creative Behavior, v45 n1 p59-75 2011
The present experiment examined whether or not the type of associations (close (e.g. apple-pear) and distant (e.g. apple-fish) word associations) and memory instruction (paying attention to the ideas of others) had effects on the idea generation performances in the brainwriting paradigm in which all participants shared their ideas by using paper slips (Paulus & Yang, 2000). All participants were randomly subjected to exercising on either close or distant word associations ten minutes before the brainstorming session started. The findings showed that exercising on the close associations prior to the brainstorming session led to the generation of more unique ideas, category scanning, and depth of ideas than exercising on the distant ones in a subsequent brainstorming task. Memory instruction led to the generation of fewer ideas than no memory instruction. These findings were discussed from the aspect of the associative memory approach and cognitive stimulation approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey