Identifying individual differences in creative problem solving style

M.S., Graen, G.B. and Wakabayashi, M. (1990). Identifying individual differences in creative problem solving style. Journal of Creative Behavior, Vol. 24 (2), pp 111-131.

Abstract

In this article, an instrument to describe one's own unique style of creative problem solving is introduced. It identifies the portions of a "complete process of creative problem solving" for which one has a relatively greater or lesser inclination. Theoretical foundations built upon the basic Osborn-Parnes CPS model are presented. The instrument is still in the development stage, but encouraging preliminary reliability and validity test results are reported. Additional research underway is described. Applications at the individual, group and organizational levels and future opportunities for research are suggested.

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