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Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams by Marshall Scott Poole, Andrea Hollingshead

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INVESTIGATING EMOTIONS ANDAFFECT IN GROUPS

Janice R. Kelly

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Eric E. Jones

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

It is the middle of March and the NCAA basketball tournament for both women and men are down to the Sweet Sixteen. As any of those who have watched (or endured) their favorite team advance (or not!) through the first two rounds of the tournament, the affective nature of groups is quite apparent. The teams themselves show the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat visibly on their faces and in their demeanor. The fans, as well, reflect their team's fate in their expressions of elation or dejection. Quite clearly, many aspects of group process and performance are indexed by the emotional outcomes exhibited by their ...

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