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Publication - Dr Katharina Burger

    Why so serious? Theorising playful model-driven group decision support with situated affectivity

    Citation

    Burger, K, White, L & Yearworth, M, 2018, ‘Why so serious? Theorising playful model-driven group decision support with situated affectivity’. Group Decision and Negotiation, vol 27., pp. 789?810

    Abstract

    An integrative approach to theorising behavioural, affective and cognitive processes in model-driven group decision support (GDS) interventions is needed to gain insight into the (micro-)processes by which outcomes are accomplished. This paper proposes that the theoretical lens of situated affectivity, grounded in recent extensions of scaffolded mind models, is suitable to understand the performativity of affective micro-processes in model-driven GDS interventions. An illustrative vignette of a humorous micro-moment in a group decision workshop is presented to reveal the performativity of extended affective scaffolding processes for group decision development. The lens of situated affectivity constitutes a novel approach for the study of interventionist practice in the context of group decision making (and negotiation). An outlook with opportunities for future research is offered to facilitate an integrated approach to the study of cognitive-affective and behavioural micro-processes in model-driven GDS interventions.

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