Doing it together better than doing it alone

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010 in behaviour change, Copying, Music, Science | 3 Comments

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Intrigued by the headlines of this research which suggests that collective "flow" activities are even more valued than individual ones. Singing, team games etc…

Not news to me, but I guess, this will be a surprise to those who think our curiously hairless species is something other than a  Super Social Ape!

PS Can anyone send me a copy of the paper?

3 Comments

  1. Simon Bostock
    February 22, 2010

    Can’t help you with the paper. But you might be interested in the idea of ‘collective effervescence’ from Mind, April 2009
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=were-only-human-all-together-now

  2. BFchirpy
    February 22, 2010

    Can’t help you with the paper. But you might be interested in the idea of ‘collective effervescence’ from Mind, April 2009
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=were-only-human-all-together-now

  3. Yrnclndymn
    February 28, 2010

    This maps back nicely to some of the ideas (and anecdotal evidence) around flow and pair programming
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_programming