Creativity in groups

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This chapter considers creativity in groups. As a topic of scientific study, it recently has gained momentum, perhaps because of the increase in teamwork combined with the premium placed on creativity in modern organizations (Anderson, de Dreu, & Nijstad, 2004; Mannix, Neale, & Goncalo, 2009; Paulus & Nijstad, 2003; Thompson & Choi, 2006). Much of the scientific work on creativity therefore occurs not only in social psychology but also in related areas, such as organizational psychology, management, and information systems research. This chapter reviews this work along with more social–psychological work. The chapter consists of five parts. It begins with some definitional issues and basic distinctions. It then considers the issue of group versus individual creativity and the questions of whether and when interaction within a group makes people more creative. The third section discusses why some groups are more creative than others. Previous work subsequently is integrated within one theoretical framework, the motivated information processing in groups model (de Dreu, Nijstad, & van Knippenberg, 2008). Finally, the chapter highlights promising areas for future study. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Originele taal-2English
TitelAPA Handbook of personality and social psychology
SubtitelVolume 2: Group processes
RedacteurenJohn F. Dovidio, Phillip R. Shaver
Plaats van productieWashington, DC
UitgeverijAmerican Psychological Association
Aantal pagina's31
ISBN van elektronische versie9781433816994
ISBN van geprinte versie9781433817021
StatusPublished - 2015

Publicatie series

NaamAPA Handbooks in psychology
UitgeverijAmerican Psychological Association

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