In progress Exploring the Cognitive and Social Foundations of Idea Evaluations
- ERIM PHD 2015 RSM LIS IM (2)
Dissensus over the merit of an idea is a prevalent, yet largely unacknowledged phenomenon. It is conventionally assumed that creativity is an inherent and stable attribute of an idea, and appropriate individuals can and should consensually measure it. In the present proposal, I critically review the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of such assumptions. Further, I discuss an alternative conceptualization of creativity, which defines it as an emergent state, sensitive to socio-psychological influences and contextual stimuli, and therefore bound to vary. Finally, I propose a series of studies aimed at exploring the antecedents and implications of differences in creativity judgements.
Creativity, idea evaluation, dissensus, decision-making