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Social decision schemes of the same four-person groups on two different intellective tasks.

Laughlin, Patrick R., Kerr, Norbert L., Munch, Margaret M., Haggarty, Carol A. (1976) Social decision schemes of the same four-person groups on two different intellective tasks. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 33 (1). pp. 80-88. ISSN 0022-3514. (doi:10.1037//0022-3514.33.1.80) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:42561)

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Abstract

501 female high school students took the Remote Associates Test (RAT) and the Otis Quick-Scoring Mental Ability Test first as individuals and then were assigned to cooperative groups or control individual conditions for a 2nd test administration. 10 social decision scheme models were tested at each of 3 ability levels for each task as theories of the underlying group process. As predicted, the best-fitting social decision scheme on the RAT represented a truth-wins process, while the best-fitting social decision scheme on the Otis test represented a complex combination of a truth-supported-wins process when 3 or 4 members knew the correct answer, an increment from grouping when 2 members knew the answer or no members knew the answer, and strong conformity pressures against a single correct member. Results extend previous research in which the group task and group members have been confounded to a demonstration of different social decision schemes for the same groups on different group tasks.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037//0022-3514.33.1.80
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 11:58 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42561 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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