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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Sense of Commitment: A Minimal Approach
Author(s): Michael, John
Sebanz, Natalie
Knoblich, Günther
Contact Email: john.michael@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: commitment
joint action
cooperation
coordination
development
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Michael J, Sebanz N & Knoblich G (2016) The Sense of Commitment: A Minimal Approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, Art. No.: 1968. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01968
Abstract: This paper provides a starting point for psychological research on the sense of commitment within the context of joint action. We begin by formulating three desiderata: to illuminate the motivational factors that lead agents to feel and act committed, to pick out the cognitive processes and situational factors that lead agents to sense that implicit commitments are in place, and to illuminate the development of an understanding of commitment in ontogeny. In order to satisfy these three desiderata, we propose a minimal framework, the core of which is an analysis of the minimal structure of situations which can elicit a sense of commitment. We then propose a way of conceptualizing and operationalizing the sense of commitment, and discuss cognitive and motivational processes which may underpin the sense of commitment.
DOI Link: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01968
Rights: © 2016 Michael, Sebanz and Knoblich. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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