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Why do people make decisions based on their own perspective without considering alternative points of view? Do differences of opinion enhance or obstruct critical thinking? Is it wise to seek out people who disagree with you and listen to their objections to your conclusions? Focusing on the theory, research, and application of constructive controversy, this book analyses the nature of disagreement among members of decision-making groups, project teams, academic study groups, and other groups that are involved in solving problems. Johnson demonstrates that this theory is one of the most effective methods of enhancing creativity and innovation, decision making, teaching, and political discourse. The book includes entertaining and intriguing examples of how constructive controversy has been used in a variety of historical periods to advance creativity, achieve innovations, and guide democracies. It will be welcomed by students in the fields of social psychology, management/business studies, education, and communication studies.

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9781107089815 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 30, 2015, cover price $99.00

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9781107461505 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2015, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Why do people make decisions based on their own perspective without considering alternative points of view?

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Product Description: An innovative proposal for understanding how mental organisms make decisions and control behavior.In this book, Whitman Richards offers a novel and provocative proposal for understanding decision making and human behavior. Building on Valentino Braitenberg's famous “vehicles,” Richards describes a collection of mental organisms that he calls “daemons”―virtual correlates of neural modules...read more

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9780262527781 | Mit Pr, April 24, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An innovative proposal for understanding how mental organisms make decisions and control behavior.

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Product Description: Why are group decisions so hard?Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups—first in families and villages, and now as part of companies, governments, school boards, religious organizations, or any one of countless other groups...read more

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9781422122990 | Harvard Business School Pr, December 23, 2014, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Why are group decisions so hard?

By Colin Eden (editor) and D. Marc Kilgour (editor)

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9789048190966 | Springer-Verlag New York Inc, July 29, 2010, cover price $519.00

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9789400789715 | Springer Verlag, October 28, 2014, cover price $519.00

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Product Description: Lauded for its accessible format and humorous writing style, Effective Meetings: Improving Group Decision Making by John E. Tropman, offers practical strategies for running effective meetings by highlighting the processes involved in decision making and the ways individuals contribute to making better quality decisions as a group...read more

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9780761900207 | 2 sub edition (Sage Pubns, November 1, 1996), cover price $89.95 | About this edition: The purpose of this book is to improve the decision-making process in social work groups.

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9781483340210, titled "Effective Meetings: Improving Group Decision Making" | 3 edition (Sage Pubns, January 3, 2014), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Lauded for its accessible format and humorous writing style, Effective Meetings: Improving Group Decision Making by John E.
9780761900214 | 2 edition (Sage Pubns, November 15, 1995), cover price $77.00 | About this edition: The purpose of this book is to improve the decision-making process in social work groups.
9780803915206 | Sage Pubns, June 1, 1980, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: "(This book) deals with a topic whose importance is evident to anyone familiar with the human service field, where innumerable hours are inevitably spent in meetings.

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Product Description: James Madison wrote, "Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob." The contributors to this volume discuss and for the most part challenge this claim by considering conditions under which many minds can be wiser than one...read more
By Jon Elster (editor)

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9781107010338 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 16, 2012, cover price $109.99 | About this edition: James Madison wrote, "Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.

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9781107630277 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 2014), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: James Madison wrote, "Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.

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Product Description: This book is about the interplay of theory and experimentation on group decision making in economics. The theories that the book subjects to experimental testing mostly come from the theory of games. The decisions investigated in the book mostly concern economic interaction like strict competition...read more

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9780792306856 | Kluwer Academic Pub, July 1, 1990, cover price $329.00 | About this edition: This book is about the interplay of theory and experimentation on group decision making in economics.

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9789401073912 | Springer Verlag, September 27, 2011, cover price $329.00 | About this edition: This book is about the interplay of theory and experimentation on group decision making in economics.

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Product Description: In recent years, there has been increasing implementation of group and team decision-making within organizations, much of it managed electronically, between members of what are "virtual" groups or teams. Recent research into effective team implementation emphasizes "trust" as an intermediary process, and trust must be a part of any account of team decision-making...read more

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9780415843805 | Routledge, November 19, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: In recent years, there has been increasing implementation of group and team decision-making within organizations, much of it managed electronically, between members of what are "virtual" groups or teams.

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Product Description: This practical book gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting. With the help of this book, any group member can learn the skills necessary to participate in and lead a task group in an effective, productive, and healthy manner...read more

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9781442222496 | 3 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 5, 2013), cover price $88.00 | About this edition: This practical book gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting.

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9781442222502 | 3 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 5, 2013), cover price $39.00 | About this edition: This practical book gives students the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to communicate more effectively and interact more productively in the small group setting.
9780742553422 | 2 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 28, 2007), cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Creating Effective Groups, Second Edition provides a straightforward, yet comprehensive, introduction to the study of small group communication, group decision-making, group problem solving, group dynamics, leadership, and team building.
9780965502993 | Acada Books, October 1, 2000, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Creating Effective Groups is designed to give a straightforward, yet comprehensive introduction to the study of small group communication, group decision-making, group problem-solving, group dynamics, leadership, and team-building.

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Product Description: The word consensus has been  frequently used  for centuries, perhaps millenia. People have always deemed it important that decisions having a long lasting impact on groups, countries or even civilizations be arrived at in a consensual manner...read more
By Mario Fedrizzi (editor), Jose Luis Garcia-Lapresta (editor), Enrique Herrera-viedma (editor), Janusz Kacprzyk (editor) and Hannu Nurmi (editor)

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9783642205323 | Springer-Verlag New York Inc, May 31, 2011, cover price $249.00 | About this edition: The word consensus has been  frequently used  for centuries, perhaps millenia.

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Product Description: We live, unfortunately, in turbulent and difficult times plagued by various political, economic, and social problems, as well as by natural disasters worldwide. Systems become more and more complicated, and this concerns all levels, exemplified first by global political alliances, groups of countries, regions, etc...read more
By Mario Fedrizzi (editor), Janusz Kacprzyk (editor) and Hannu Nurmi (editor)

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9780792398394 | Kluwer Academic Pub, December 1, 1996, cover price $239.00 | About this edition: We live, unfortunately, in turbulent and difficult times plagued by various political, economic, and social problems, as well as by natural disasters worldwide.

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Product Description: This book proposes a normative theory of collective decision making, inspired by Jeremy Bentham but not including his utilitarian philosophy. The central proposal is that in designing democratic institutions one should reduce as much as possible the impact of self-interest, passion, prejudice, and bias on the decision makers, and then let the chips fall where they may...read more

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9781107031739 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 22, 2013, cover price $94.99

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9781107649958 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 29, 2013, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: This book proposes a normative theory of collective decision making, inspired by Jeremy Bentham but not including his utilitarian philosophy.

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Product Description: The articles selected for this volume draw on game theory, political science, psychology, sociology and anthropology to consider how the process of dispute resolution is altered, challenged and made more complex by the presence of multiple parties and/or multiple issues...read more

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9780754627999 | Ashgate Pub Co, April 1, 2012, cover price $450.00 | About this edition: The articles selected for this volume draw on game theory, political science, psychology, sociology and anthropology to consider how the process of dispute resolution is altered, challenged and made more complex by the presence of multiple parties and/or multiple issues.

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Product Description: This book provides an overview of the state of social psychological research on social dilemmas, or situations in which the interests of the collective and its individual members clash. A wide variety of methodological and theoretical approaches are organized around four core issues: individual differences in preferences for outcomes promoting individual or collective well being; dynamic processes in large-scale dilemmas; special problems emerging in inter-group conflicts; and the effect of uncertainty on behavior in social dilemmas...read more
By David V. Budescu (editor), Ilan Fischer (editor), David M. Messick (editor) and Ramzi Suleiman (editor)

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9780521808927 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 21, 2004, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: This book provides an overview of the state of social psychological research on social dilemmas, or situations in which the interests of the collective and its individual members clash.

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9780521369916 | Reissue edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, July 21, 2011), cover price $54.99 | About this edition: This book provides an overview of the state of social psychological research on social dilemmas, or situations in which the interests of the collective and its individual members clash.

Under what conditions is a group of scientists rational? How would rational scientists collectively agree to make their group more effective? What sorts of negotiations would occur among them and under what conditions? What effect would their final agreement have on science and society? These questions have been central to the philosophy of science for the last two decades. In this book, Husain Sarkar proposes answers to them by building on classical solutions - the skeptical view, two versions of the subjectivist view, the objectivist view, and the view of Hilary Putnam.

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9780521871136 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2007, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Under what conditions is a group of scientists rational?

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9780521317986 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2011), cover price $44.99

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Product Description: Are you frustrated by that common challenge called group decision-making? Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making can help! Clearly written and well organized, keep this book by your side and refer to it often. Groups you are part of will function better as a result...read more

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9780865716896 | Reprint edition (New Society Pub, April 26, 2011), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Are you frustrated by that common challenge called group decision-making?

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Product Description: The process of "self-organization" reveals itself in the inanimate worlds of crystals and seashells, but, as Len Fisher shows, it is also evident in living organisms, from fish to ants to human beings. Understanding the "swarm intelligence" inherent in groups can help us do everything from throw a better party to start a fad to make our interactions with others more powerful...read more

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9780465018840 | Basic Books, December 8, 2009, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: One of the greatest discoveries of recent times is that the complex patterns we find in life are often produced when all of the individuals in a group follow the same simple rule.

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9780465020249 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, March 8, 2011), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The process of "self-organization" reveals itself in the inanimate worlds of crystals and seashells, but, as Len Fisher shows, it is also evident in living organisms, from fish to ants to human beings.

Confusion about governance abounds. Many lack appreciation of how different traditions of thought in the social sciences contribute to our understanding. This book tackles these weaknesses head on and aims to provide a wider vision of the area, examining three critical areas of practice: environmental, corporate and participatory governance.

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9780230546769 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 9, 2008, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Confusion about governance abounds.

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9780230250390, titled "Governance Theory and Practice: A Cross Disciplinary Approach" | Palgrave Macmillan, May 15, 2010, cover price $39.00

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Product Description: Creativity is increasingly being recognized as an important source of competitive advantage because a single creative idea that is both novel and useful may take an organization in a profitable new direction. A long tradition of research has focused on individual creativity; especially the traits and social situations that make some people more creative than others...read more

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9781849505833 | Emerald Group Pub Ltd, November 13, 2009, cover price $144.99 | About this edition: Creativity is increasingly being recognized as an important source of competitive advantage because a single creative idea that is both novel and useful may take an organization in a profitable new direction.

This volume critically evaluates more than a century of empirical research on the effectiveness of small, task-performing groups, and offers a fresh look at the costs and benefits of collaborative work arrangements. The central question taken up by this book is whether -- and under what conditions -- interaction among group members leads to better performance than would otherwise be achieved simply by combining the separate efforts of an equal number of people who work independently. This question is considered with respect to a range of tasks (idea-generation, problem solving, judgment, and decision-making) and from several different process perspectives (learning and memory, motivation, and member diversity). As a framework for assessing the empirical literature, the book introduces the concept of 'synergy.' Synergy refers to an objective gain in performance that is attributable to group interaction. Further, it distinguishes between weak and strong synergy, which are performance gains of different magnitude. The book highlights the currently available empirical evidence for both weak and strong synergy, identifies the conditions that seem necessary to produce each, and suggests where the search for synergy might best be directed in the future. The book is at once a high-level introduction to the field, a review of the field's history, and a scholarly critique of the current state-of-the-art. As such, it is essential reading for graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and researchers interested in group dynamics generally -- and small group performance in particular.

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9780805859430, titled "In Search of Synergy: In Small Group Performance" | 1 edition (Psychology Pr, November 18, 2009), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This volume critically evaluates more than a century of empirical research on the effectiveness of small, task-performing groups, and offers a fresh look at the costs and benefits of collaborative work arrangements.

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9780805859447 | 1 edition (Psychology Pr, November 18, 2009), cover price $56.95 | About this edition: This volume critically evaluates more than a century of empirical research on the effectiveness of small, task-performing groups, and offers a fresh look at the costs and benefits of collaborative work arrangements.

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9780203848784 | Psychology Pr, November 20, 2009, cover price $90.00

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Product Description: In a world facing increasing complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty, it is both good and necessary to be reminded of deeper truths and practical principles for creating lasting change. Winner of the Nautilus Award for Conscious Business and Leadership, this book is for leaders, groups, communities, and networks desiring to increase our human capacity for creativity, well being, and social change...read more

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9781576754450 | Berrett-Koehler Pub, October 1, 2009, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In a world facing increasing complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty, it is both good and necessary to be reminded of deeper truths and practical principles for creating lasting change.

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Product Description: Praise for the Revised Edition of The Art of Facilitation "The Art of Facilitation picks up where most other books stop. It describes a whole new array of process tools in a totally accessible way. It delves into the underlying ethics of facilitation to clarify complex questions...read more
By Anne Bailey (contributor), Hamish Brown (contributor), Dale Hunter and Stephen Thorpe (contributor)

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9780470467923 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, August 31, 2009, cover price $54.50 | About this edition: Praise for the Revised Edition of The Art of Facilitation "The Art of Facilitation picks up where most other books stop.

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Product Description: Project teams are the rule, rather than the exception, in today's organizations. But, thanks to the pressure of performance goals, conflicting agendas, and political jockeying, few teams make consistently superior decisions. In Moving Out of the Box: Tools for Team Decision Making author Jana M...read more

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9780275997069 | Praeger Pub Text, November 30, 2007, cover price $64.00 | About this edition: Project teams are the rule rather than the exception in today's organizations.

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9780804762465 | Stanford Univ Pr, August 14, 2009, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Project teams are the rule, rather than the exception, in today's organizations.

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