Some Aspects of Influence and Acceptability for Appointed and Elected Group Leaders.
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Two experiments are reported on the relative influence of leaders and members in discussion groups involved in a decision-making task. The first experiment employed 12 groups, and the second 13 groups, each with four males. Leaders were either elected by the group or appointed by the experimenter. Following a task phase, groups received either success or failure feedback. The influence of elected leaders relative to members increased in the next phase, after failure feedback, and decreased after success feedback. The second experiment examined this effect further, after leaders were replaced in a third phase.