Memory performance by decision-making groups and individuals

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Four-person groups and individuals performed memory and decision tasks in an investigation of the social processing of information. As predicted, groups recalled and recognized information better than individuals across a variety of measures and decision conditions. Predictions from various models of group decision-making and problem-solving were compared to group and individual memory responses. No set of predictions closely matched the observed data, suggesting that memory tasks may foster a social process unlike those observed heretofore. Memory responses also indicated that groups check individual errors and exaggerate individual response tendencies. © 1989.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vollrath, DA; Sheppard, BH; Hinsz, VB; Davis, JH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 300

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-5978

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0749-5978(89)90040-X

Citation Source

  • Scopus