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Solved paradoxes and old hats? The research needed on differentiated selves

  • Ilan Dar-Nimrod (a1) and Karen Gonsalkorale (a1)

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The idea that differentiated selves almost always improve group outcomes is overly simplistic. We argue that it is essential to distinguish between two distinct elements of differentiated selves – identifiability and specialization – and to identify conditions under which they influence group outcomes. Adopting a group-by-situation perspective, in which group and situation variables are considered jointly, is recommended to generate novel hypotheses.

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