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1st Student's Major

Psychology

1st Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students' Professional Biography

Amanda Woller received her Associate of Arts Degree from Bethany Lutheran College in 2005. She graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology in the spring of 2007. Amanda will pursue Master of Arts Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University beginning the fall of 2007. Her current research interests include teamwork and leadership.

Mentor's Name

Andrea Lassiter

Mentor's Email Address

andrea.lassiter@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Psychology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

This study looked at the formation of trust in relation to different levels of group virtuality. Undergraduate students worked in pairs on the game, Command and Conquer: Generals. Teams either worked together face-to-face; met first and then were separated to work together; or were completely separated for the duration of the activity. Face-to-face groups were expected to have higher levels of trust than virtual groups, while the groups that met first were expected to have higher levels of trust than the completely virtual group. Results showed that face-to-face and meeting first groups had higher levels of trust than completely virtual groups. Therefore, seeing each other, whether it be for the duration of group work or only initially, will increase trust.

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