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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

10

Number

1 & 2

Page Numbers

pages 20-26

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2004

Abstract

In recent years, there has been increased awareness in the apparent change of individual behavior when placed in a group. This study was designed to examine the relationship between group size and productivity. All 48 participants took part in each of the three trials. In each trial they were given a word (duct tape, knife or water) and worked as an individual, pair, or group of four to generate uses for that word. It was a prediction of this experiment that individual productivity would increase when the participant worked as a pair. However, it was also expected that the individuals' productivity would decrease when they were placed in a group of four. Data showed that individuals had the highest productivity while working as an individual and were the least productive while working in a group of four. However, data also showed that increasing group size led to an overall increase in the groups' total productivity. Several variables were identified for further study.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

7 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 10 no. 1 & 2 2004

Rights

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