Title

Group identity, task performance, and cooperation

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

4-29-2010

Conference Name

Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association

Conference Location

Chicago, IL

Abstract

We examined cooperative responses to a social dilemma as a function of group salience and collective performance. As predicted, collective failure resulted in less cooperation when personal or subgroup identities were salient, but more cooperation when a superordinate identity was salient. Measured group identity and group-focused thoughts mediated the relationship.

Keywords

group identity, social dilemmas, cooperation, group decision making

Disciplines

Psychology | Social Psychology

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