Week 5 Homework

Week 5 Homework - Christina Gagon Week 5 Homework PS301 1...

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Christina Gagon Week 5- Homework PS301 1. What social conditions influenced the decision-making process? Explain the impact of each. Answer: The overall majority influence showed groupthink in the decision process; the statement, “Those slum kids” was a prejudiced reference in the stereotyping of the enemy. Self-censorship when people laughed at the Adman for a remark, this resulted that he didn’t finish his thought. There was a pressure to maintain conformity by mind-guards by the remark, “Look, you voted guilty, whose side are you on?” by a juror. However, conformity was apparent from the beginning of this film shown by the initial hand vote. Which played a role by normative and influential influences. 2. Were the pressures for group harmony implicit or explicit? Answer: I felt implicit for the pressure for group harmony, because the group took time to become aware. 12 Angry Men also showed explicit but in the communication of verbally and writing aspects in the film not for the formation of group harmony. 3. How did groupthink influence the situation? Answer: In this film there was a clear group majority feeling between the eleven jurors that voiced and focused their attention on Henry Fonda (Juror #8). It was shown in the statement. “It’s
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