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coaction

(kō-ăk′shən)
n.
1. An impelling or restraining force; a compulsion.
2. Joint action.
3. Ecology Any of the reciprocal actions or effects, such as symbiosis, that can occur in a community.

co·ac′tive adj.
co·ac′tive·ly adv.
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In the group condition, the subjects were observed while performing a previously scheduled "speed" session coactively with the entire running group, including those who were not study participants.
In the second and third individual sessions, new learning points are discussed (for example, for attention, first coactively pushing an object away before introducing a new one; for initiatives, affirming initiatives more often; for regulating intensity, reducing the communication partner's own initiatives; and for affective involvement, rhythmically using the voice more often).
Using a social loafing paradigm, Williams and Sommer (1997) examined the effects of ostracism by coworkers on performance when performing a brainstorming task either coactively (individually identifiable output) or collectively (combined output) with other group members.