Motivated information processing and group decision refusal

  title={Motivated information processing and group decision refusal},
  author={Bernard A. Nijstad and J Oltmanns},
  journal={Group Processes \& Intergroup Relations},
  pages={637 - 651}
Group decision making has attracted much scientific interest, but few studies have investigated group decisions that do not get made. Based on the Motivated Information Processing in Groups model, this study analysed the effect of epistemic motivation (low vs. high) and social motivation (proself vs. prosocial) on group decision refusal (the decision to delay choice and refuse all options). In a laboratory experiment, groups had to negotiate diverse preferences and choose one of three options… 

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