Andre P. Walton

Andre P. Walton
University of Nevada, Reno | UNR · Justice Studies Masters Degree Program

PhD

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Despite the increasing realization of the importance of creativity and innovation , there is little in the way of practical guidance regards their implementation into an organizational environment. This lack of guidance, stems in part at least, from a lack of understanding of the core processes that stimulate or undermine people’s motivation to be...
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Previous research into gender and creativity has provided little evidence for consistent differences between men and women in creative performance. This research revisits this topic by proposing a person × situation approach, arguing that gender differences in creative performance only occur in certain contexts, but not others. Based on the assumpt...
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There are many contradictions within the human psyche; however, there is one dichotomy of particular interest to the study of creativity. One the one hand we all need connections with others. We group memberships and to be able to relate to others on many different levels. On the other hand, we also need to be, and to be seen to be, unique. Unfortu...
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Owing to company time restrictions and concentration on project development, we began to reduce the duration of creative problem solving (CPS) sessions, and to give more emphasis to the action planning stage. Several changes in our CPS protocol, as well as in its duration, begged the question as to whether these changes were jeopardizing efficacy....
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This research is aimed at improving the creative problem solving (CPS) facilitation process by case analysis, through which we try to learn even from failure. With the goal of increasing efficiency by reducing session time and also due to theoretical considerations, a four-step model was designed, comprising the stages of objective-finding, problem...
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Past research has frequently made the assumptions that creativity is an individual, rather than social, behavior; that the factors shaping creative behavior influence everyone in the same way; and that these factors always have the same influence regardless of the situation. This research challenges all 3 of these assumptions. In an experiment, par...
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This paper reviews current theories related to creativity, the techniques that have been used to measure it, and the implications of important, recent research on how creative actions might be affected by the relationship between the individual and the group. From this work, the possible ways in which creative actions may be influenced by organisat...

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