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Analysis of - Analysis of "Diffusion of Responsibility and...

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Analysis of “Diffusion of Responsibility and Extreme Behavior” In the article “Diffusion of Responsibility and Extreme Behavior” by Eugene W. Mathes and Arnold Kahn, the authors explore how diffusion of responsibility and extreme behavior differs between individuals and groups and between communicating groups and non-communicating groups. They predicted that the groups who had stronger desires for revenge would actually take more revenge if given the opportunity than individually isolated subjects. In addition, they expected groups with strong desires for revenge e to feel less responsible than the individual subjects for the revenge taken. Furthermore, no significant difference on revenge taken or felt responsibility was expected between groups and individuals with weak desire of revenge. This topic is based on the diffusion of responsibility hypothesis, which states that groups who share similar views are more likely to engage in antisocial behavior since feelings and personal responsibility are diffused throughout the members of the group. Other researchers have used this hypothesis to explain how people behave in crowds, the
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Monin,b during the Spring '06 term at Stanford.

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