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Unformatted text preview: Groups can have a memory in multiple ways. One way is demonstrated by certain things that are only remembered when you are with certain people. For example, when childhood friends get together, it seems like those interactions trigger old memories that are not thought about or retrieved in the friends absence. So, that person sparks certain memory nodes and as the two people are talking about past events, more forgotten memories are retrieved, as a result of the collective memory. Also, the idea of group think points to the idea that people process the world differently in group settings. Another example of collective memory is when another person talks about a past event that has been seemingly forgotten, and at that moment the memory is resurfaced and remembered. This could have something to do with certain dynamics of the people within the group or the group itself triggering different thought patterns and memories, thereby producing a collective memory. This idea seems to be more of a patterns and memories, thereby producing a collective memory....
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- Spring '08