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The Effect of Regulatory Focus on Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation
Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
  • Kanexa, Inc., Kanexa, Inc.
  • Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska Omaha Center for Collaboration Science
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-2011
Abstract
Regulatory focus, an individual difference characteristic, has been linked to decision making, such that those with a promotion focus show more risk taking and flexibility whereas those with a prevention focus are risk averse and more rigid. The relationship between regulatory focus and creativity has also been investigated, with similar results. However, the focus of these efforts has been on the idea generation phase (e.g., Friedman & Forster, 2001; Lam & Chiu, 2002). This study suggests that the influence of regulatory focus on creativity operates differently for the idea evaluation phase than with the idea generation phase. Furthermore, there are differential effects of promotion and prevention focus depending on the aspect of the idea that is being evaluated.
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© 2011 by the American Psychological Association.

This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. The final version can be found at http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/aca/5/1/13/.

Citation Information
Kanexa, Inc. and Roni Reiter-Palmon. "The Effect of Regulatory Focus on Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation" Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts Vol. 5 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 13 - 21
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roni_reiter-palmon/22/