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Call for Papers: Group Decision Making

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Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CR:PI) is pleased to invite you to submit to our new thematic series on Group Decision Making. 

-Professor Christian C. Luhmann, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, NY(

-Professor Lael J. Schooler, Ph.D., Syracuse University, NY (


Real-world decisions are often made in a social
context. Physicians and financial advisors make decisions in consultation with their clients. Spouses collaborate to make an array of household  decisions. In general work settings, decisions are almost always being made by a team, committee, or group. 

Decisions made by groups can be influenced by diverse perspectives, information, and expertise. Past work has demonstrated that such diversity can improve the quality of the resulting decisions (e.g., the wisdom of crowds). However, research has also demonstrated that interaction (e.g., discussion among the group members) can hurt the quality of group decisions (e.g., group polarization). When and why groups produce these contrasting outcomes is the subject of ongoing research. 

This special issue seeks articles addressing group decision-making, including questions such as: What factors influence the quality of group decisions? How are the capabilities of groups and their constituent members related? How do group members' individual differences influence the quality, speed, confidence, and other characteristics of group decisions? How and when is knowledge and information distributed among group members combined when groups make decisions? Can the performance of a given group be predicted ahead of time? We invite you to contribute.

Please email the guest editors with any questions about submissions.

Deadline: manuscripts should be submitted before December 1, 2019. You can find manuscript submission details here

CRPI is the open access journal of the Psychonomic Society. Its mission is to publish use-inspired basic research: fundamental cognitive research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. As
with all Psychonomic Society journals, submissions to CRPI are subject to rigorous peer review.

For manuscripts accepted for the special issue, the publication fee may be fully or partially waived depending on the number of manuscripts accepted for the special issue. The authors should indicate
when they submit a manuscript if they are requesting a waiver of the publication fee.


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