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Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications

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The deadline was December 1, 2019

Group Decision Making

Christian C. Luhmann, Stony Brook University
Lael J. Schooler, Syracuse University

Real-world decisions are often made in a social context. Physicians and financial advisors make decisions in consultation with their clients. Spouses collaborate to make an array of household decisions. In general work settings, decisions are almost always being made by a team, committee, or group.

Decisions made by groups can be influenced by diverse perspectives, information, and expertise. Past work has demonstrated that such diversity can improve the quality of the resulting decisions (e.g., the wisdom of crowds). However, research has also demonstrated that interaction (e.g., discussion among the group members) can hurt the quality of group decisions (e.g., group polarization). When and why groups produce these contrasting outcomes is the subject of ongoing research.

This special issue seeks articles addressing group decision-making, including questions such as: What factors influence the quality of group decisions? How are the capabilities of groups and their constituent members related? How do group members' individual differences influence the quality, speed, confidence, and other characteristics of group decisions? How and when is knowledge and information distributed among group members combined when groups make decisions? Can the performance of a given group be predicted ahead of time? We invite you to contribute. Please email the guest editors with any questions about submissions.

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications is the Open Access journal of the Psychonomic Society. CR:PI publishes new empirical and theoretical work covering all areas of Cognition, with a special emphasis on use-inspired basic research: fundamental research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. We expect that authors will be able to explain in a Significance section how their basic research serves to advance our understanding of the cognitive aspects of a problem with real-world applications. As with all Psychonomic Society journals, submissions to CR:PI are subject to rigorous peer review.

Closed for submissions. The deadline for manuscripts was December 1, 2019.



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Jeremy Wolfe

Jeremy M. Wolfe
Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA

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Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Christian Luhmann
Stony Brook University, USA

Nora S. Newcombe
Temple University, USA

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University of California, San Diego, USA

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University of California, San Diego, USA

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Washington University in St. Louis, USA

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