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Dissent, Effects on Group Decisions

  • By: Stefan Schulz-Hardt & Andreas Mojzisch
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Dissent in groups means that different initial opinions or decision preferences are held before a particular issue is discussed. Although dissent is often experienced as negative, it has positive effects on group decision quality. In this entry, these positive effects are ...