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The Relation Between Group Size and Complex Problem Solving in case of Complex Dynamic Scenario

Student: Anna Lozovaia

Supervisor: Alexander Eliseenko

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Psychology (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2017

This paper is devoted to the reserch of effectiveness of solving complex problems in a group. The objective of the research - examine psychological features (РКП) in a group with different number of participants by identifying strategies and interactions emerging in in-group interaction. In order to achieve the research objective was conducted an experiment by categorical system of R. Bails in two interations. The task of the subjects was to manage the chocolate factory within 24 virtual months in order to increase in profit. During the experiment were examine in-group processes occurring in the group with (РПК). As a hypothesis of the research we have a suggestion that a group of three and more is more effictive in solving problem, than a solitary solver or a group of five. The results of the research showed, that the number of participants in group do not influence the effectiveness of solving a complex problem. Nevertheless, it revealed that increasing in number of participants lead to increasing in the strength of the result, it says about the importance of taking into account individual characteristics during the formation of the groups.

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