Information processing, motivation, and group creativity

Bernard Nijstad, Myriam Bechtoldt, Hoon-Seok Choi


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According to an information processing perspective, group creativity results from the combination of individual resources into a (creative) group product. This involves information processing at the individual as well as the group level (by means of communication). This chapter first discusses how individual-level information processing is affected by group interaction in terms of both cognitive interference and cognitive stimulation. It then discusses (1) the evidence linking group-level information processing (i.e., communication, information sharing, collaborative problem solving) to group creativity and (2) the factors that stimulate or reduce group-level information processing. It is argued that many research findings can be explained by assuming that group creativity involves motivated information processing of members.
Originele taal-2English
TitelThe Oxford handbook of group creativity and innovation
RedacteurenPaul B. Paulus, Bernard A. Nijstad
Plaats van productieNew York
UitgeverijOxford University Press
Aantal pagina's16
ISBN van elektronische versie9780190648091
ISBN van geprinte versie9780190648077
StatusPublished - 2019

Publicatie series

NaamOxford library of psychology
UitgeverijOxford University Press

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