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Group Problem Solving

Patrick R. Laughlin

Abstract

Experimental research by social and cognitive psychologists has established that cooperative groups solve a wide range of problems better than individuals. Cooperative problem solving groups of scientific researchers, auditors, financial analysts, air crash investigators, and forensic art experts are increasingly important in our complex and interdependent society. This comprehensive textbook presents important theories and experimental research about group problem solving. The book focuses on tasks that have demonstrably correct solutions within mathematical, logical, scientific, or verbal sy ... More

Keywords: cooperative groups, cooperative problem solving, group problem solving, social combination models, group memory, rule induction problems, social choice theory, logical reasoning, algebra

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691147918
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691147918.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick R. Laughlin, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign