Do constraints facilitate or inhibit creative problem solving: A theoretical explanation of two seemingly contradictory experimental studies

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Do constraints facilitate or inhibit creative problem solving? Recently, two experimental studies appeared, one showing that removing constraints may enhance creativity, another showing that adding constraints can facilitate creative problem solving. In this paper, we provide a theoretical explanation of these two seemingly contradictory experimental results.

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@article{Villaverde2012DoCF, title={Do constraints facilitate or inhibit creative problem solving: A theoretical explanation of two seemingly contradictory experimental studies}, author={Karen Villaverde and O. V. Kosheleva and Martine Ceberio}, journal={2012 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS)}, year={2012}, pages={1-6} }