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Pages: 2849-2854
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain

GROUP DECISION MAKING AND MOTIVATION IN COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND SOCIAL EMOTIONS: A NEW PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Groupthink is the tendency to sacrifice quality decision making and problem solving in order to preserve consensus and avoid conflicts in a group (Janis, 1972). We describe a study that analyses the influence of both Janis´s recommendations to prevent groupthink and motivation in cooperative learning and social emotions. Participants were 577 undergraduate students who applied a designed problem solving technique to course materials. Motivation was an absent/present variable defined as an extra mark in the course. Cooperative learning was evaluated across different dimensions (social skills, creativity, quality decision making, quality of learning and autonomy). Furthermore, three social emotions were evaluated (responsibility, guilt and embarrassment). Results show that the used technique increases cooperative learning and emotion of responsibility. These findings demonstrate that research on social-cognitive psychology may contribute to improve education.
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author = {Segura, S. and Ortiz, M. and L{\'{o}}pez-Mart{\'{i}}nez, A.E. and Ruiz-Aranda, D. and Fern{\'{a}}ndez-Berrocal, P.},
title = {GROUP DECISION MAKING AND MOTIVATION IN COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND SOCIAL EMOTIONS: A NEW PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS},
series = {5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN13 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3822-2},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {1-3 July, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {2849-2854}}
TY - CONF
AU - S. Segura AU - M. Ortiz AU - A.E. López-Martínez AU - D. Ruiz-Aranda AU - P. Fernández-Berrocal
TI - GROUP DECISION MAKING AND MOTIVATION IN COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND SOCIAL EMOTIONS: A NEW PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
SN - 978-84-616-3822-2/2340-1117
PY - 2013
Y1 - 1-3 July, 2013
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN13 Proceedings
SP - 2849
EP - 2854
ER -
S. Segura, M. Ortiz, A.E. López-Martínez, D. Ruiz-Aranda, P. Fernández-Berrocal (2013) GROUP DECISION MAKING AND MOTIVATION IN COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND SOCIAL EMOTIONS: A NEW PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, EDULEARN13 Proceedings, pp. 2849-2854.
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