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Running head: GROUP THINK 1 Kelsey Mantilla 5-3 Journal: Group Think PSY-570-X4680 Ethical Practice in Psy 18TW4 Southern New Hampshire University
GROUP THINK 2 Group Think The presentation shows that a groupthink occurs when a particular group makes decisions that are faulty. These decisions are the result of group pressures which results in the deterioration of reality testing, moral judgment, and mental efficiency. Groupthink can lead to many dangers, one of which is the mentality depicting “going along to get along”. This results in making those ethical decisions that make desirable results. Groupthink can have many ethical issues including non-maleficence and beneficence. Groupthink also results when the decisions made by the group members are because they are following the group leader who is making all the decisions. The leader tests the moral judgment and reality of the group. Groupthink of this type can lead to ethical dilemmas and ethical lapses. This can result because of the illusion of unanimity. With group thinking, an individual can convince his mind to

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