With a theoretical and empirical perspective, this presentation discusses potential examples of the elusive synergies in group performance. Synergies in groups would occur when group performance is superior to that which could be predicted by the optimal combination of the contributions of the group’s members. One potential example uses signal detection theory to predict optimal information integration for group memory performance. A second potential example uses group member judgments of the frequency of death from diseases to predict the accuracy of subsequent group judgments. The results of these two studies pose intriguing conceptual and theoretical challenges to the traditional approach to group performance as well as our understanding of the nature of group synergy.
|Date||Monday, 25 February 2013|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Location||William James Seminar Room, Room 103, Level 1, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk|
|Contact Name||Cara Duffy|
|Contact Phone||64 3 479 7645|