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ERIC Number: EJ898831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-22
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1088-7423
Status Change and the Presentation of Minority Perspectives
Youngreen, Reef
Current Research in Social Psychology, v15 n8 Jun 2010
How does the presentation of minority perspectives in the context of group problem-solving tasks affect the relative status positions of group members? The answer seems to depend on the initial position of the minority view presenters. Results from a controlled laboratory experiment show support for the hypothesis that people lose status for presenting minority views, but only when in higher-status positions. Unexpectedly, lower-status group members gain relative status by presenting minority perspectives. Research implications and suggestions for future research are specified. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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