A group of candidates were asked to cross a 15 foot wide stream (imagined to be a canyon) carrying a log (imagined to be a delicate piece of equipment) and return with a rock (imagined to be explosives) and all parties. They were not permitted to jump but were asked to solve the problem as a group. They were given 10 minutes to generate a plan. No one was named the leader so there was opportunity to take leadership. Psychologists observed features such as:
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