ERIC Number: EJ537260
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Group Discussion and Cooperation in Social Dilemmas.
Bouas, Kelly S.; Komorita, S. S.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, v22 n11 p1144-50 Nov 1996
Face-to-face discussion has been shown to increase cooperation behavior in social dilemmas. Two general explanations of this effect were tested: group identity and perception of consensus. Female undergraduate students (N=160) participated in four-person groups in one of four experimental conditions. Findings indicate the most plausible explanation of group discussion effects is members' perceived consensus to cooperate. (KW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Journal availability: Sage Publications Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320