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April Interdisciplinary Creativity Brown Bag

Friday, April 25, 2014
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Storrs Campus
SBA 332

You are invited to our April Interdisciplinary Creativity Brown Bag

Revising creative work: How workers’ curiosity and reviewers’ feedback influences creative drafts Spencer Harrison Boston College

Friday, April 25th 2014, 12 – 1 pm Student Union, Room 303 ABSTRACT Evidence suggests that creative works requires committing a significant amount of time to revising - acquiring information about early versions of an idea (e.g., a prototype, draft, or working model) that directs subsequent reworking of the idea with the intention of enhancing its overall novelty and usefulness. To date, the role of revising has largely been ignored in the creativity literature creating a significant opportunity for developing new theory that might guide creative workers and their managers to better understand the revising process. In this paper, we develop a multi-level model that focuses on an individual trait (Level 2, between persons) that might enhance revising – curiosity – and the feedback that creative workers receive (Level 1, within persons) that can guide their revision efforts. Our results suggest a mediated model where curious individuals spend more time revising drafts and produce more creative products (Level 2) and that ambivalent, tentative, and inclusive feedback is most likely to lead to revisions (Level 1).

Please, forward this invitation to your colleagues who may be interested in creativity! For more information or if you would like to receive a copy of the paper in advance please contact Nora Madjar (


Nora Madjar,

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