Extroversion and a comparison of two problem-solving heuristics

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dc.contributor.advisor Butler, Darrell L., 1949- en_US
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Mark C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:57Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1995 .B83 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185173
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this experiment was to explore the relationship between the "Big Five" personality dimensions, training and problem-solving effectiveness. The second purpose of this study was to explore the effects of training upon the quantity and self-reported quality of solutions generated to ill-structured problems. Subjects generated solutions to a problem and then were trained in either brainstorming or the hierarchical method. Then they were asked to generate additional solutions and rate their solutions. Subjects returned after a month and completed the NEO-FFI and then generated solutions to a different problem. Subjects in the hierarchical condition produced more solutions than those using brainstorming. Subjects in the hierarchical condition also rated their solutions higher on a subjective quality measure. Unexpectedly, the extroversion /introversion personality dimension was not related to overall quantity or quality. There were several personality-training interactions on the quantity and quality measures.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent vi, 37 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Problem solving. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heuristic. en_US
dc.title Extroversion and a comparison of two problem-solving heuristics en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/941716 en_US

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