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: Small group processes and interpersonal relations , ed. by Witte, Erich H. and Davis, James H. and Witte, Erich H. (Ed) and Davis, James H. (Ed). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc, Hillsdale, NJ, US, chap. Information seeking among individuals and groups and possible consequences for decision making in business and politics., pp. 211-225. Understanding group behavior. (ISBN: 0-8058-1641-0).

[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.

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