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Competitive Versus Non-Competitive Goals in Group Decision-Making
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8754-4657
2014 (English)In: Small Group Research, ISSN 1046-4964, E-ISSN 1552-8278, ISSN 1046-4964, Vol. 45, no 4, 451-464 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study presents results from a group decision task in which groups were assigned either a competitive or a non-competitive goal. A total of 20 groups were tasked with putting together a relay team either with the goal to maximize the chance to win or with the goal to maximize the sense of community. Interaction process analysis revealed that there were more positive reactions in groups with the non-competitive goal. Analysis of the content of the conversations showed all groups to go beyond information given about the target persons. Attributes associated with the stereotype dimensions of competence and warmth were used to characterize the persons who were to be included or excluded on the relay teams. Groups with a competitive goal applied both positive and negative attributes, whereas groups with a non-competitive goal applied only positive attributes. The results suggest that stereotypes are applied to legitimize decisions about inclusion and exclusion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 45, no 4, 451-464 p.
Keyword [en]
decision-making, stereotyping, competition, cooperation
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22259DOI: 10.1177/1046496414532954ISI: 000342633200006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84907086433OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-22259DiVA: diva2:728446
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Decision making in groups
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Swedish Research Council, 90203101
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Publiced online on may 9th.

Available from: 2014-06-24 Created: 2014-06-24 Last updated: 2015-01-09Bibliographically approved

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