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But is it social? How to tell when groups are more than the sum of their members

  • Allison A. Brennan (a1) and James T. Enns (a2)

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Failure to distinguish between statistical effects and genuine social interaction may lead to unwarranted conclusions about the role of self-differentiation in group function. We offer an introduction to these issues from the perspective of recent research on collaborative cognition.

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