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When leaders are in the numerical majority or minority: differential effects on problem-solving

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Two experiments examined the effect a leader has when supported by a numericalmajority or minority. In both experiments, participants read a team problem-solving scenario where a solution was supported by either a numerical majority or minority of the team. In some conditions, the team leader also supported the same solution as the majority or minority in other conditions the leader did not. When the leader was supported by the majority, its solution was rated as more favorable by participant...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/josi.12258

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of Social Issues More from this journal
Volume:
74
Issue:
1
Pages:
93-111
Publication date:
2018-03-25
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EISSN:
1540-4560
ISSN:
0022-4537
Pubs id:
pubs:835149
UUID:
uuid:237f837a-7910-46db-b007-c37039065797
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pubs:835149
Source identifiers:
835149
Deposit date:
2018-09-19

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