Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-25-2017

Publication Title

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Volume

20

Issue

5

Pages

669-680

Abstract

Over the 20 years that Group Processes & Intergroup Relations has been in existence, evolutionary theory has begun to play a larger role in our understanding of human social behavior. Theory and research on group decision-making is no exception and the present paper attempts to briefly highlight how an evolutionary/adaptationist perspective has informed our understanding of how groups reach consensus and make collective choices. In addition, we attempt to show that humans are not the only species that use group processes to make important choices. Looking for similarities and continuities among research domains with different species should lead to a more unified and informed understanding of group decision-making processes and outcomes.

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Author Posting. © The Authors 2017. This article is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, vol. 20, no. 5, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430217708863

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