ERIC Number: EJ775365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
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Social Interdependence: Interrelationships among Theory, Research, and Practice
Johnson, David W.
American Psychologist, v58 n11 p934-945 Nov 2003
Social interdependence theory is a classic example of the interaction among theory, research, and practice. The premise of the theory is that the way in which goals are structured determines how individuals interact, which in turn creates outcomes. Over 750 research studies have been conducted in the past 11 decades on the relative merits of cooperative, competitive, and individualistic efforts and the conditions under which each is appropriate. These studies have validated, modified, refined, and extended the theory. Social interdependence theory has been widely applied, especially in education. The applications have resulted in revisions of the theory and the generation of considerable new research.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Social Environment, Social Integration, Interpersonal Relationship, Behavior Theories, Cooperation, Competition, Interaction, Research, Social Theories, Social Science Research
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