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Differentiation of selves: Differentiating a fuzzy concept

  • Andreas Mojzisch (a1), Thomas Schultze (a2), Joachim Hüffmeier (a3) and Stefan Schulz-Hardt (a2)

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Notwithstanding the appeal of the “one size fits all” approach that Baumeister et al. propose, we argue that there is no panacea for improving group performance. The concept of “differentiation of selves” constitutes an umbrella term for similar seeming but actually different constructs. Even the same type of “differentiation of selves” can be beneficial for some and harmful for other tasks.

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