Catherine Idema ACF Abstract FY11
"Group Creativity: The Constraining Effects of Examples"
83rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association
CATHERINE IDEMA, CHELSEA SAGE, OUEN HUNTER, RYAN NICHOLLS, LINNEA MARKS & CHRISTINE M. SMITH
Groups and individuals created novel creatures to inhabit a new planet. Half of
the participants created creatures after viewing three examples that contained
common characteristics. Results suggest that groups adhered to the provided
examples more, especially early in the idea generation stage.
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