Postformal Thought and Multiperson Groups

The Workplace
  • Jan D. Sinnott
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


Adult life involves participation in groups of individuals. In a group, thinking and complex problem solving occur as the products of several minds, not one alone. The several minds may belong to a group called the family, or to the two persons in an intimate couple, or to a work group. In every case, being part of a thinking group larger than the self creates cognitive and procedural dangers and challenges for the group as well as for the individual. The process of change may be predictable, but specific outcomes are not.


Organizational Change Learning Organization American Psychological Association Cognitive Conflict Logical Reality 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan D. Sinnott
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  1. 1.Towson UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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