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dc.contributor.authorGilhooly, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorGeorgiou, George
dc.contributor.authorGarrison, Jane
dc.contributor.authorReston, Jonathan David
dc.contributor.authorSirota, Miroslav
dc.identifier.citationGilhooly , K , Georgiou , G , Garrison , J , Reston , J D & Sirota , M 2012 , ' Don't wait to incubate : Immediate versus delayed incubation in divergent thinking ' , Memory and Cognition , vol. 40 , no. 6 , pp. 966-975 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 588200
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84870349152
dc.description.abstractPrevious evidence for the effectiveness of immediate incubation in divergent creative tasks has been weak, because earlier studies exhibited a range of methodological problems. This issue is theoretically important, as a demonstration of the effects of immediate incubation would strengthen the case for the involvement of unconscious work in incubation effects. For the present experiment, we used a creative divergent-thinking task (alternative uses) in which separate experimental groups had incubation periods that were either delayed or immediate and that consisted of either spatial or verbal tasks. Control groups were tested without incubation periods, and we carried out checks for intermittent conscious work on the target task during the incubation periods. The results showed significant incubation effects that were stronger for immediate than for delayed incubation. Performance was not different between the verbal and spatial incubation conditions, and we found no evidence for intermittent conscious working during the incubation periods. These results support a role for unconscious work in creative divergent thinking, particularly in the case of immediate incubation.en
dc.relation.ispartofMemory and Cognition
dc.subjectproblem solving
dc.titleDon't wait to incubate : Immediate versus delayed incubation in divergent thinkingen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionLearning, Memory and Thinking
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services Research group
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Lifespan and Chronic Illness Research
dc.contributor.institutionHealth Services and Medicine
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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