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Differential impact of independent and interdependent views of the self on the use of consensus and heterogeneity information: The case of validity of groups’ decisions

Jorge Vala; Diniz Lopes; Dominique Oberlé;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
WOS:000406602300006 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science) In this article, we analyse the moderating effect of the activation of independent and interdependent views of the self on the use of heterogeneity and consensus information in the attribution of validity to group decisions. In two experimental studies, we present evidence showing that the participants, when primed with an interdependent view of the self, make no distinction between homogeneous or heterogeneous information regarding group composition while attributing validity to group decisions. Indeed, they base their validity attribution mainly on consensus information. In contrast, when primed with an indepen...
free text keywords: Consensus information, Heterogeneity information, Interdependence, [SHS.PSY]Humanities and Social Sciences/Psychology, Independence, Validation of group decisions, Psychology, Attribution, Group composition, Self, Differential impact, Heterogeneous information, Homogeneous, Social psychology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
FCT| PTDC/PSI-PSO/115096/2009
Perceived heterogeneity and validation of everyday knowledge: When group members evaluate the validity of their own production
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 115096
  • Funding stream: 3599-PPCDT
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