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Groups perform better than the best individuals at solving complex problems
Posted: May 30, 2006 8:55 AM
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"Groups Perform Better Than the Best Individuals on Letters-to-Numbers Problems: Effects of Group Size", Patrick Laughlin, Erin Hatch, Jonathan Silver, and Lee Boh, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 90, No. 4

Thanks to Wes, who got word of this APA press release on NPR! Great study! I specially like the type of task they used and how it was able to uncover the use of problem-solving strategies of different complexity levels. Here is the APA release which includes a link to the original paper:
http://www.apa.org/releases/group042306.html

-Johann



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