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[Xmca-l] Re: decision-making



Cass sunstein has done some interesting work on polarization of opinions in decision making. Not sure if that's on point.
Greg

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On Apr 3, 2014, at 5:16 AM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> It's OK, I downloaded it from http://leadingchangenetwork.com/files/2012/05/Resources-and-Resourcefulness.-Strategic-Capacity-in-the-Unionization-of-California-Agriculture-1959-1966.pdf
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> Andy
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> Peter Smagorinsky wrote:
>> http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/3003887?uid=3739616&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21103598292451
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>> You can read it online if you register with jstor.
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>> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: decision-making
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>> I think this is the article that Colin referred to:
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>> Ganz, M. (2000). Resources and Resourcefulness: Strategic Capacity in the Unionization of California Agriculture, 1959-1966. American Journal of Sociology,  105(4), 1003-1062.
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>> I don't have a copy but I did have the reference!
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>> d.
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>>>>> On 4/3/2014 at 6:01 AM, in message <43D64DEFED150742AAEBE9D668275880DD4D17B9@exmb2>, C Barker <C.Barker@mmu.ac.uk> wrote:
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>> It's not strictly 'psychological', but I think you would enjoy a piece by Marshall Ganz in American Journal of Sociology year 2000 (sorry, I don't have the precise reference to hand) - on decision-making in the Farmworkers Union in California. It includes a brilliant description of a surprising decision being made.
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>> Colin Barker
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>> Subject: [Xmca-l]  decision-making
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>> Does anyone know of any detailed psychological studies of how an informal group of people (preferably adults and certainly people who knew each other), make a collective decision. I have heard of studies of how juries work, which is interesting, but I would prefer something less 'artificial' and formal, perhaps in a work situation. I have read stuff about collective cognition (e.g. scientists) but I mean more ordinary decisions of daily life, not science.
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>> Any recommendations?
>> Andy
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