Ryan Nicholls 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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