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To what extent does cooperative versus competitive learning influence personality development or even pathological behaviors?

If these activities need to be narrowed down to a specific category, I'm more interested in gaming patterns or gamified activities used in education. Still, I would prefer a broad answer if there was one. Still, ideally, these would include sports, games of any type, common activities and everything which can be compared from the cooperative vs. competitive point of view.

So far, my searches are only returning results that focus on the effectiveness of such learning strategies, but not on the imprinting effect that it may have on the individual, specially if short-lived.

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The question is most welcome; this site is for psychology questions. I just had a few questions: Are you interested in any particular age groups? Would this include things like the effect of involvement in competitive sport, the effect of competition for grades? How are you defining personality development? –  Jeromy Anglim Jul 6 '12 at 0:51
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Thanks guys! (I'm seeing both of you around and I see you're doing a great job). No, I'm not interested in any particular age group, but I would accept an answer which is based on children, since most of the heavy-imprint learning happens there. And yes, this would include sports, games of any type, common activities and everything which can be compared from the cooperative vs. competitive point of view. "Personality development" is a broad term for me, there's probably a better word. I try to go with everything that makes people biased to a specific way of thinking/acting rather than other. –  Alpha Jul 6 '12 at 3:16
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