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Group-to-Individual Problem-Solving Transfer

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Laughlin, Patrick R.; Carey, Harold R.; Kerr, Norbert L.

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Abstract Many scientific, educational, business, military, and political groups assume that people who solve problems in groups and teams will solve subsequent problems better as individuals than people without previous group problem-solving experience. In order to assess such group-to-individual transfer, sets of three people solved four letters-to-numbers decoding problems as groups (G) or individuals (I) in five conditions: GGGG, GGGI, GGII, GIII, or IIII. Results supported four hypotheses: (a) groups performed better than individuals, (b) positive group-to-individual transfer occurred, (c) one group experience was sufficient for transfer, (d) transfer was at the level of group performance (complete) on problems 2 and 3 but incomplete on problem 4, due to exceptional performance in the GGGG condition.
Free Keywords group-to-individual transfer; letters-to-numbers problems;
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 319-330
Journal Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 11 (2008) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430208090645
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)