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Rietzschel, Eric F.; Nijstad, Bernard A.; Stroebe, Wolfgang – Creativity Research Journal, 2014
The basic assumption of brainstorming is that increased quantity of ideas results in increased generation as well as selection of creative ideas. Although previous research suggests that idea quantity correlates strongly with the number of good ideas generated, quantity has been found to be unrelated to the quality of selected ideas. This article…
Descriptors: Creativity, Correlation, Brainstorming, College Students
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Baas, Matthijs; De Dreu, Carsten K. W.; Nijstad, Bernard A. – Psychological Bulletin, 2008
This meta-analysis synthesized 102 effect sizes reflecting the relation between specific moods and creativity. Effect sizes overall revealed that positive moods produce more creativity than mood-neutral controls (r = 0.15), but no significant differences between negative moods and mood-neutral controls (r = -0.03) or between positive and negative…
Descriptors: Creativity, Prevention, Motivation, Effect Size