Criticism and debate are GOOD for Brainstorming

experiment: encouraging CRITICISM can be GOOD for brainstorming groups are asked to brainstorm solutions to traffic congestion given no special instructions given traditional asked to debate and criticize while brainstorming brainstorming instructions average results less fear of being in the minority more ideas ironically, the permission to criticize causes people to be LESS afraid of being judged by others TrendingSideways com Source Charlan J Nemeth, Bernard Personnaz, Marie Personnaz, Jack A Goncalo, The Liberating Role of Conflict in Group Creativity: A Study in Two Countries European Journal of Social Psychology, 34. 365 to 374 (2004)

Criticism and debate are GOOD for Brainstorming

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Brainstorming groups that are encouraged to criticize and debate are more creative, due to an ironic DECREASE of anxiety about being in the minority


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