SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Wiley, J., & Jarosz, A. F. (2012). Working memory capacity, attentional focus, and problem solving. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(4), 258-262. doi:10.1177/0963721412447622

Summary: Attentional focus is important for many cognitive processes, including problem solving. In this article, we discuss working memory capacity (WMC), a construct related to the ability to focus attention, and its differential effects on analytic and creative problem solving.

Article 2: Van Eerde, W., Beeftink, F., & Rutte, C. G. (2016). Working on something else for a while: Pacing in creative design projects. Time & Society, 25(3), 676-699. doi:10.1177/0961463X15577274

Summary: Two studies provide insight into how professionals in creative jobs deliberately use pacing that allows for incubation.

Article 3: Buckley, J., Archibald, T., Hargraves, M., & Trochim, W. M. (2015). Defining and teaching evaluative thinking: Insights from research on critical thinking. American Journal of Evaluation, 36(3), 375-388. doi:10.1177/1098214015581706

Summary: Evaluative thinking (ET) is an increasingly important topic in the field of evaluation, particularly among people involved in evaluation capacity building (ECB). We propose that ET is essentially critical thinking applied to contexts of evaluation.