"Advances in Group Processes" publishes theoretical, review, and empirically-based papers on group phenomena. The series adopts a broad conception of 'group processes' consistent with prevailing ones in the social psychological literature. In addition to topics such as status processes, group structure, and decision making, the series considers work on interpersonal behaviour in dyads (i.e. the smallest group). Contributors to the series include not only sociologists but also scholars from other disciplines, such as psychology and organizational behaviour.
Preface (B. Markovsky et al.). Performance under different contingent reward systems: a reconceptualization of the cooperative-competitive-individualistic literature (J.M. Chertkoff, D.J. Mesch). A reformulated social identity theory (C. Barnum). Decision making in a dyad's response to a fire alarm: a computer simulation investigation (W.E. Feinberg, N.R. Johnson). A solidaristic theory of social order (Satoshi Kanazawa). Comfort regulation as a morphogenetic principle: local dynamics of dominance, competition, and attachment (T.S. Smith, G.T. Stevens). Transitions in teamwork in new organizational forms (G. DeSanctis, M.S. Poole). "I think we can, I think we can...": the role of efficacy beliefs in group and team effectiveness (L.J. Mischel, G. Northcraft). Network connection and exchange ratios: theory, predictions and experimental tests (D. Willer, J. Skvoretz). Who benefits from being bold: the interactive effects of task cues and status characteristics on influence in mock jury groups (L. Slattery Rashotte, L. Smith-Lovin). The theory of structural ritualization (J.D. Knottnerus). Grounding groups in theory: functional, cognitive, and structural interdependencies (S. Lindenberg).