Gillespie, Alex and Richardson, Beth (2011) Exchanging Social Positions: Enhancing perspective taking within a cooperative problem solving task. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41 (5). pp. 608-616.Full text not available from this repository.
When people occupy different social positions within a cooperative task they experience discrepant role and situation demands and thus have divergent perspectives. The reported research predicts that exchanging social positions within a cooperative task can overcome divergences of perspective. This prediction was tested in two experiments using the Communication Conflict Situation. The first experiment (n = 88) found that position exchange increased the ability of dyads to solve a communication conflict arising through discrepant perspectives. The second experiment (n = 120) found that the effect of position exchange exceeds that of purely cognitive perspective taking, thus suggesting that it cannot be reduced to a purely cognitive process. Exchanging social positions is a newly identified and powerful social mechanism through which perspective taking, within a cooperative task, can be enhanced.
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Social Psychology|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited On:||11 Jun 2012 14:31|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:33|
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