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Individual Information Load, Expert Assignment and Type of Information Influence Group Process and Performance

Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII- 118
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall

Amanda A. Dykema-Engblade
Northeastern Illinois University

Katharina Kluwe
Northeastern Illinois University

Thomas F. Corley
Northeastern Illinois University

Milana Medic
Roosevelt University

Rachael Martinez
Loyola University Chicago

MaryBeth Talbot
Loyola University Chicago

R. Scott Tindale
Loyola University Chicago

Transactive memory and the common knowledge effect make different predictions about group performance. This study, among other things, pitted these two orientations against one another. Small groups were asked to make a decision about which drug to start marketing. The no information groups had the best performance on the task.

Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Judgment and Decision Making

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