Improved reliability and research applications of the Creative Problem Solving Profile (CPSP)

Basadur, M.S., Gelade, G. and Basadur, T.M. (2008). Improved reliability and research applications of the Creative Problem Solving Profile (CPSP). Published in the proceedings of the Southern Management Association Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, October 30.

Abstract

The Creative Problem Solving Profile (CPSP) is an instrument designed to measure an individual’s preferred creative style in terms of two bipolar dimensions: the apprehension of knowledge and utilization of knowledge. These two dimensions are related to a staged process of applied creativity, and preferred cognitive state differences in each stage. We review and expand the theory underlying the CPSP and report a program of significant continuous improvement of the psychometric properties of the CPSP since it was first introduced. We provide evidence that the current instrument enjoys excellent internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Finally, we suggest avenues for future research building upon the concept of cognitive problem solving style in the fields of group diversity and group conflict using an instrument that directly maps individuals’ cognitive problem solving style onto the creative problem solving process.

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