Effects of need for closure on creativity in small group interactions

  title={Effects of need for closure on creativity in small group interactions},
  author={A. Chirumbolo and S. Livi and L. Mannetti and A. Pierro and A. Kruglanski},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={265 - 278}
  • A. Chirumbolo, S. Livi, +2 authors A. Kruglanski
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Personality
  • Three experiments investigated the consequences of the epistemic motivation toward closure on the emergence of creative interactions in small groups. In the first study, need for closure was manipulated via time pressure. Results showed that in groups under high need for closure (i.e. under time pressure) the percentage of creative acts during group discussion was reduced. The second study replicated this result using an individual differences operationalization of the need for closure. In the… CONTINUE READING
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