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Group performance and decision making.
Recent trends in group performance research have found that process gains as well as losses are possible, and both are frequently explained by situational and procedural contexts that differentially affect motivation and resource coordination. Expand
Motivation losses in small groups: a social dilemma analysis
Theory developed to account for behavior in social dilemmas—situations in which - the rational pursuit of self-interest can lead to collective disaster—was applied to the analysis of groupExpand
An Atlas of Interpersonal Situations
Foreword Part I. Introduction and Theory: 1. Interpersonal situations: the context of social behavior 2. Outcome interdependence 3. Interaction conditions and person factors 4. Exploring theExpand
HARKing: Hypothesizing After the Results are Known
  • N. Kerr
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 1 August 1998
It is conceded that the question of whether HARKing's costs exceed its benefits is a complex one that ought to be addressed through research, open discussion, and debate. Expand
Group Process, Group Decision, Group Action
Series forewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroductionSocial facilitationIndividual vs group processTask motivation in groupsSocial influence and conformityExtremity in groupsSocial combinationExpand
Dispensability of member effort and group motivation losses: Free-rider effects
Three experiments tested the hypothesis that group members exert less effort as the perceived dispensability of their efforts for group success increases. The resultant motivation losses were termedExpand
Illusions of efficacy: The effects of group size on perceived efficacy in social dilemmas.
Several theorists have suggested that group members feel a diminished sense of self-efficacy in larger groups facing social dilemmas. Four experiments were performed to explore this question. InExpand
Communication, commitment, and cooperation in social dilemma.
Intragroup communication promotes cooperation in social dilemmas. Two explanations are plausible: discussion may (1) enhance feelings of group identity or (2) induce commitments to cooperate. SomeExpand
Pretrial publicity, judicial remedies, and jury bias
Although past research has established pretrial publicity's potential to bias juror judgment, there has been less attention given to the effectiveness of judicial remedies for combatting such biases.Expand