Accession Number : ADA258720


Title :   Correlates of Creative Problem Solving


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1988-Jun 1990


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Stewart, Steven R ; Angle, Donna C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258720.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 183


Abstract : The purposes of this research were to (a) identify individual differences related to unstructured problem-solving capability and (b) evaluate the effective- ness of a training course designed to enhance performance in solving unstructured problems. One group underwent training designed to teach thinking process skills. The second group underwent instruction about thinking and problem solving that was content (not process) oriented. Four predictors accounted for 60% of the criterion's variance. They were, in order of importance, mental rotations, use of intuition, use of introversion (both as assessed with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), and risk-taking propensity. Students taking the thinking process training significantly outscored those taught only about problems and errors in human judgment and decision making.


Descriptors :   *TRAINING , *PROBLEM SOLVING , *CREATIVITY , ANGLES , RISK , ERRORS , INDICATORS , INSTRUCTIONS , HUMANS , DECISION MAKING , SKILLS


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE