Self-Awareness, Information Utilization, and Social Influence in Cooperative Task Settings
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The relation between self-awareness and the utilization of information in cooperative task settings is investigated. Of particular interest is the impact of self-awareness upon actors' decisions to use differentiating status information in task interactions. The experimental findings indicate that self-awareness decreases the importance of the status information. This suggests that self-awareness inhibits actors' ability to monitor the social environment. Consequently, the differentiating status information assumes less importance in determining social influence within the task group. © 1983 by the Ohio Valley Sociological Society.
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