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collective effort model

collective effort model  

In psychology, a model proposing that working on tasks as part of a group tends to weaken individual motivation by (1) lowering the individual's expectancy that his or her actions can lead to the ...
Ringelmann effect

Ringelmann effect  

Another name for social loafing. [Named after the French agricultural engineer Maximilien (Max) Ringelmann (1861–1931) who first investigated the phenomenon in 1882–7]
social loafing

social loafing  

The tendency to exert less effort on a task when working as part of a cooperative group than when working on one's own—one reason why many hands make light work. The French agricultural engineer ...
sucker effect

sucker effect   Reference library

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
48 words

A group dynamic that occurs in the context of differential and/or unfair treatment of members of a group—generally in regard

sucker an even break, never give a

sucker an even break, never give a   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
proverbial saying, early 20th century, meaning that one should not allow a fair chance to a fool, or one who may be easily deceived. The saying is often associated with the American ... More

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