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Title

“Freezing” Following Conflict: Poorer-Performing Teams Exhibit Pervasive Inflexible, Low-Arousal Patterns of Interaction Following Heightened Conflict

Event Name

2018 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Annual Convention

Event Location

Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Department

Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Presentation Date

3-1-2018

Description

Using ideas from dynamic systems theory and longitudinal data, we identify that poorer performing teams exhibit a pervasive pattern of inflexible, low-arousal interactions involving over-reliance on avoidant conflict management strategies. Such patterns predict excessive focus on team identity and consequently poorer task performance outcomes.

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