Title

Differentiating selves facilitates group outcomes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Subject Area

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Abstract

The target article proposed that differentiation of selves is a crucial moderator of group outcomes, such that differentiation of selves contributes to beneficial outcomes of groups while limiting undesirable outcomes. In this response, we aim to complement the target article by refining and expanding several aspects of the theory. We address our conceptualization of optimal group functioning, clarify the term differentiation of selves, comment on the two-step nature of our model, offer theoretical connections and extensions, and discuss applications and opportunities for future research.

Publication Title

The Behavioral and brain sciences

Volume

39

First Page

e167

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1017/S0140525X15001697

PubMed ID

28355803

E-ISSN

14691825

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