Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Task specificity and the impact on both the individual and group during the formation of groups

  • Eric Kruger (a1), Jacob M. Vigil (a1) and Sarah S. Stith (a1)

Abstract

We agree with aspects of Baumeister et al.'s view that shared identities are necessary during initial stages of group formation. In contrast to their analysis, however, we provide evidence that the value of self-differentiation depends more on the task itself than on the stage of group development and challenge the authors to focus on the functions of the group.

Copyright

References

Hide All
Arrow, K. J. (1962) The economic implications of learning by doing. The Review of Economic Studies 29(3):155–73.
Benkard, C. L. (2000) Learning and forgetting: The dynamics of commercial aircraft production. American Economic Review 90(4):1034–54.
Gandevia, S. C. (2001) Spinal and supraspinal factors in human muscle fatigue. Physiological Reviews 81(4):1725–89.
Hoenigman, R., Bradley, E. & Lim, A. (2011) Cooperation in bike racing – when to work together and when to go it alone. Complexity 17(2):3944. http://doi.org/10.1002/cplx.20372
Jetten, J., Hogg, M. A. & Mullin, B.-A. (2000) In-group variability and motivation to reduce subjective uncertainty. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice 4(2):184–98. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1037/1089-2699.4.2.184.
Kitano, H. (2004) Biological robustness. Nature Reviews Genetics 5(11):826–37. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1038/nrg1471.
Kravitz, D. A. & Martin, B. (1986) Ringelmann rediscovered: The original article. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 50:936–41. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.50.5.936.
Landau, M. (1969) Redundancy, rationality, and the problem of duplication and overlap. Public Administration Review 29(4):346–58. Available at: http://doi.org/10.2307/973247.
Masumoto, J. & Inui, N. (2013) Two heads are better than one: Both complementary and synchronous strategies facilitate joint action. Journal of Neurophysiology 109(5):1307–14. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00776.2012.
Olds, T. (1998) The mathematics of breaking away and chasing in cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology 77(6):492–97. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1007/s004210050365.
Roberts, K. H. (1990) Some characteristics of one type of high reliability organization. Organization Science 1(2):160–76.
Vigil, J. M. (2009) A socio-relational framework of sex differences in the expression of emotion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32(5):375–90; discussion 391–428. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09991075.

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed