Dieter Frey, Stefan Schulz-Hardt and Dagmar Stahlberg (1996)

Information seeking among individuals and groups and possible consequences for decision making in business and politics.

In: False, ed. Witte, Erich H. and Davis, James H. and Witte, Erich H. (Ed) and Davis, James H. (Ed). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc

[examine] the goal-oriented activities and decisions made by groups in business and politics [which] very frequently involve the search for and evaluation of information cognitive dissonance as a determinant of information seeking / selective information seeking in groups [should one expect groups to avoid a confirmation bias when seeking information, confirmation bias in group experiments, other dependent variables: evaluation of decision alternatives and evaluation of information] / theoretical mechanisms underlying selective information seeking in groups [conformity pressure in groups, striving for harmony, social comparison processes, diffusion of responsibility] / the relevance of these findings for business and politics / how can selective information seeking and its negative consequences be prevented (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Accession Number: 1996-98366-008. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Frey, Dieter; Ludwig-Maximilians-U München, Munich, Germany. Release Date: 19970201. Correction Date: 20151207. Publication Type: Book (0200), Edited Book (0280). Format Covered: Print. Document Type: Chapter. ISBN: 0-8058-1641-0, Hardcover; 0-8058-1642-9, Paperback. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Group Decision Making; Group Dynamics; Information Seeking. Minor Descriptor: Business; Politics; Consequence. Classification: Group & Interpersonal Processes (3020). Population: Human (10). Intended Audience: Psychology: Professional & Research (PS). Page Count: 15.